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Directed by François Truffaut

France 1976 104 mins.

Following his critical successes with The 400 Blows, Jules and Jim, and other films, Truffaut achieved his greatest commercial success with Small Change, a slice-of-life portrait of a school class that showcases the spectrum of personalities contained within. Shot using mostly non-professional actors, it is at once a snapshot of France in the mid-1970s and a near-universal look at childhood through the lens of those living it in the moment. “A comedy, a romance, a mystery—in a word: childhood—captured, distilled, and transformed effortlessly from sketchbook to symphony in the hands of a master named François Truffaut.”—Wes Anderson.