Jules et Jim

(France, 1962, 105 mins, DCP)
CAST Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre
Classification: 19+
Presented by Alan Twigg


Released at the height of the French New Wave explosion, Truffaut’s best known film is a love letter to the cinema. Two young men, Jules and Jim, meet in Paris in 1912 and become the best of friends. They share everything from books to women until they meet Catherine, played by Jeanne Moreau in the role which launched her into international fame. The passion they all share and their whirlwind, Bohemian life ends with World War I and attempts to cope after the war lead to tragedy.

Alan Twigg has written seventeen books and produced six television documentaries, dozens of award ceremonies and literary events, two university symposia and a music CD for poet and activist Bud Osborn. He is the publisher/owner of B.C. BookWorld, Canada’s largest circulation independent publication about books, founded in 1987, and he founded and manages a public service reference site for and about more than 10,000 B.C. authors. He also plays soccer.