This affectionate farce from François Truffaut about the joys and strife of filmmaking is one of his most beloved films. Truffaut himself appears as the harried director of a frivolous melodrama, the shooting of which is plagued by the whims of a neurotic actor (long-time creative collaborator Léaud), an aging but still forceful Italian diva (Cortese), and a British ingénue haunted by personal scandal (Bisset).

An irreverent paean to the prosaic craft of cinema as well as a delightful human comedy about the pitfalls of sex and romance, Day for Night is buoyed by robust performances and a sparkling score by the legendary Georges Delerue. 

 

Languages:
English, French and Italian

Subtitles:
Partial English

Duration:
141 minutes

Country of origin:
France and Italy

Year of production:
1973