Until 18th of October, the Museum of Image and Sound in São Paulo (MIS) presents the exhibition “Truffaut: a passionate filmmaker”. The exhibition reveals the rich work of this famous French filmmaker regarded worldwide as one of the leading figures of the Nouvelle Vague.

Curated by Serge Toubiana, “Truffaut: a passionate filmmaker” is designed to pay tribute to the director on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of his death, completed last October. The exhibition features more than 600 items, such as drawings, photographs, objects, books, magazines and annotated scripts, as well as film clips and the director’s interviews. All the pieces were donated to the French Cinematheque by the filmmaker’s family. The material, kept by the family of Truffaut, is incredibly rich and reflects the obsession he had in storing everything.

Unpublished documents recently rediscovered, thanks to relatives and collaborators of the filmmaker, they are firstly being presented at the exhibition. These include tests of actors, a costume’s sketch, scene photos and accessories of the film “The Last Metro” / “Le Dernier métro” (1980). Correspondence, handwritten notes, notebooks that not only showcase the fictional universe of François Truffaut, but also his love for literature. Amongst his works are literary adaptations, such as “Jules and Jim” and “Two English Girls” / “Les Deux Anglaises et le continent” by Henri-Pierre Roche, and “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury.

The exhibition at MIS brings a different view, comparing to the exhibition which took place at the French Cinematheque. While the assembly in Paris presented the life and work of Truffaut in a chronological order, exhibition in São Paulo talks about Truffaut’s history through his films. The unique scenography design with sensory experiences in some rooms, was created by Atelier Marko Brajovic and produced by ThinkDO Studio.

Photos: Rodrigo Mathias

  • Client - Museu da Imagem e do Som em São Paulo (MIS)
  • Date Completed - 06-07.2015