Bilhete manuscrito de François Truffaut

Handwritten note by François Truffaut

Handwritten note by François Truffaut

The filmmaker writes for "l´Association des amis de Sacha Guitry", another great French screenwriter.

Card by François Truffaut for "l´Association des amis de Sacha Guitry". Black pen. 14cm x 10.5cm. No date.

From FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT contribution to Sacha Guitry's friends and best wishes

François Truffaut (1932 - 1984) was a French filmmaker, one of the greatest icons in the history of 20th century cinema. He was also a screenwriter, producer and actor. He won the Oscar for best foreign film with "The American Night" and the prize for best director at the Cannes Film Festival with "The 400 blows".

Truffaut claimed that the film is an individual production, like a song or a book. This theory gave rise to "Nouvelle vague", intimate and low-cost productions. Along with Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut inspired filmmakers such as Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino or Martin Scorsese.

Sacha Guitry is another great French director and screenwriter, still much admired by the intellectual elites. He wrote 124 plays and directed 36 films, many of which are great classics of French cinema.

Why is this document rare?

"L´association des amis de Sacha Guitry" was a group of influential French intellectuals, such as François Truffaut or Michel Tournier, who came together to preserve the memory of Sacha Guitry and his extraordinary collection of... letters and autographs. This handwritten note, in perfect condition, accompanied Truffaut's annual contribution to the association.

This document was donated by the Glórias collection to the Cinémathèque Française, in Paris, in October 2014.

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