Cinema: Mad Romance

THE STORY OF ADELE H.

Directed by FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT

Screenplay by FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT, JEAN GRUAULT and SUZANNE SCHIFFMAN

Something is amiss. The Story of Adele H. is a lovely, sometimes almost ravishing reflection on lost lives. Of all François Truffaut's films, it is the most beautiful. In Adele, Truffaut has found a heroine who perfectly embodies and reflects his own intense romanticism. And in the course of her torturous love affair, Truffaut can further chart—as he did in Jules and Jim and The Mississippi Mermaid—the shattering refractions of an obsession. Yet there is something...

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