Filmmakers discuss how Francois Truffaut’s 1966 book “Cinema According to Hitchcock” influenced their work.

In 1962 Hitchcock and Truffaut locked themselves away in Hollywood for a week to excavate the secrets behind the mise-en-scène in cinema. Based on the original recordings of this meeting-used to produce the mythical book Hitchcock/Truffaut-this film illustrates the greatest cinema lesson of all time and plummets us into the world of the creator of Psycho, The Birds, and Vertigo. Hitchcock’s incredibly modern art is elucidated and explained by today’s leading filmmakers: Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Arnaud Desplechin, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Wes Anderson, James Gray, Olivier Assayas, Richard Linklater, Peter Bogdanovich, and Paul Schrader.

CastBob Balaban
Wes Anderson
Olivier Assayas
Peter Bogdanovich
David Fincher
James Gray
Richard Linklater
Paul Schrader
Martin Scorsese
Jean-Luc Godard

Directed byKent Jones

Written byKent Jones
Serge Toubiana

Produced byDaniel Battsek
Charles S. Cohen
Olivier Mille

Artline Films
Cohen Media Group

Distribution (CIS)Lorem Ipsum Entertainment
(through Arthouse subsidiary)

Theatrical Release2016