Films on the Green: The Wild Child by Truffaut, selected by James Ivory
Thursday, September 7, 2017
7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
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James Ivory's Pick for #FilmsontheGreen.
The Wild Child (L'enfant sauvage)
Directed by François Truffaut
With Jean-Pierre Cargol, François Truffaut
1970 | Drama | PG | 1h23 | France | The Film Desk
A scantily clothed and dirty young boy is admitted to the National Institute for the Deaf and Dumb in Paris. Having been found in the forest, the child is unable to speak, communicate or function in society. His case is taken up by Doctor Itard, a lone physician (played by Truffaut himself) who has unyielding dedication to re-integrating the lad into society. But the road to tame the beast is a rocky one…
Presented in partnership with the Columbia Maison Française
Films in French with English subtitles
#FilmsontheGreen | Free French films in NYC Parks