Playlist: www.youtube.com François Truffaut’s LOVE ON THE RUN finds the director’s alter ego, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), in his mid-30s. Relatively content with his young, beautiful lover, Sabine (Dorothée), Antoine still runs from woman to woman, looking to fill the gap in his life–a void that exists because of his inability to commit in relationships and because of his mother’s recent death. As Antoine gains self-awareness, slowly comprehending the reasons for his emptiness, he reflects back on his various relationships. These experiences are related in part through black-and-white flashbacks dictated by the pages of his semiautobiographical book, LES SALADES DE L’AMOUR, and also in his current life as Antoine actively seeks out people and places from his past and attempts to reinvent them in the present. This process involves his first love, Collette (Marie-France Pisier); his second love, Christine (Claude Jade), who eventually became his wife and birthed his son, Alfonse; and his wife’s violin student, Liliane (Dani). With a mixture of frank dialogues about fidelity, love, and scholarship (Antoine works in a book printing house to which he is, occasionally, quite committed) and brilliant camerawork that combines deliberate framing–panes of glass, windows, mirrors, doorways, and gates that communicate the way Antoine distances himself from things–with smooth transitions to flashbacks, future events, and dream sequences, the viewer gets a direct line into …
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Renowned Bollywood screenwriter Shibani Bathija visits Mountain View for a screening of “My Name is Khan” followed by Q&A. Shibani is known for notable works like: “Fanaa” and “Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna.” Her latest film has made headlines across the world. It is currently the highest grossing Bollywood movie globally, of all time. The film has a central protagonist with Asperger’s syndrome set against the backdrop of 9/11 and stars the biggest actors in Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan and Kajol. This is a new posting with louder audio. At the time of removal, the original video had 626 views.
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