Shoot the Pianist
François Truffaut’s whip-smart, scintillating and stylish crime drama thriller.
Special film screening to celebrate Hastings International Piano Festival.
François Truffaut portrays a film noir world of gangsters and intrigue, with Charles Aznavour as a famous concert pianist who leaves his former life behind to play in a sleazy Parisian bar. He gradually becomes involved the criminal activities of the big-city underworld. Now universally considered a masterpiece of the film noir genre, this is not to be missed.
Francois Truffaut / 1960 / 78mins / France / subtitles