The most autobiographical of Truffaut’s films, The 400 Blows follows a few months in the life of 12-year-old Antoine Doinel (Léaud) who, misunderstood and mistreated by his neglectful parents and repressive schoolteachers, seeks refuge in truancy, petty crime, and the cinema.
The film’s French title actually means ‘raising hell’, and Antoine’s rebellion against rigid social norms, breaking out from the confinement of stifling classrooms or his parents’ cramped flat, is exhilaratingly captured in Henri Decaë’s lyrical location shooting on the streets of Paris
Socially Distanced Screenings at HOME: An Update
From Mon 27 Dec, the majority of film screenings at HOME will be socially distanced.
How do our socially distanced screenings work?
When booking, please select whether you would like to sit at the front, middle or back of the screen. You will automatically be allocated the best available seats in that area. Our booking system automatically places two empty seats either side of your booked seats.
When you arrive at HOME, please take a moment to check on your tickets which seats you have booked. If you are unsure of where to go, our staff will be on hand and happy to help. Once in the cinema, we ask that you stay in your allocated seat and do not move to sit with others.
What to expect when visiting HOME
We have a number of measures in place at HOME for the comfort and safety of our visitors. Find out more here.