The Story of Adèle H.

1975, 96m, 35mm, France

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened June 11–25, 2019

Based in part on the 19th-century diaries of the real-life Adèle H. — Adèle Hugo, daughter of French literary lion Victor Hugo. Truffaut’s film brought international renown for lead Isabelle Adjani as she earned an Oscar nomination playing the woman whose romantic obsession with soldier Bruce Robinson (later the writer/director of Withnail & I) knows no bounds. Kael lauded the movie as “Truffaut’s most passionate work… a musical, lilting film with a tidal pull to it.”

In French with English subtitles

A film by François Truffaut