When Truffaut Interviewed Hitchcock

François Truffaut met Alfred Hitchcock for the Cahiers du cinéma in 1955. Their meeting inspired Hitchcock, a work compiled by Truffaut in which Hitchcock answered 500 questions about his career. The interview lasted four years. Historian, cinema critic and New York Film Festival director Kent Jones is the “American friend” of French film makers, whose culture and work he knows by heart, and has created a documentary based on this work. The film Hitchcock/Truffaut is currently showing in American cinemas, and will soon be available on-demand on HBO Go.

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