Antoine Doinel is now more than thirty. He divorces from Christine. He is a proofreader, and is in love with Sabine, a record seller. Colette, his teenager love, is now a lawyer. She buys Antoine’s first published autobiographical novel. They meet again in a station…
“Love on the Run” is a romantic comedy film directed by François Truffaut and released in 1979. The film stars Jean-Pierre Léaud and Marie-France Pisier, and is the fifth and final film in Truffaut’s “Antoine Doinel” series.
The movie follows the adventures of Antoine Doinel (Léaud), a former juvenile delinquent turned writer, who is on the run from the law after failing to pay child support. He meets up with his former love interest, Colette (Pisier), and the two of them embark on a series of misadventures and encounters with old acquaintances.
“Love on the Run” is a charming and whimsical film that will delight fans of Truffaut’s previous work. Léaud’s performance as Antoine Doinel is as engaging as ever, and Pisier is equally charming as Colette. The film’s use of flashbacks to previous films in the series adds a nostalgic touch, while also providing closure to the character of Antoine Doinel.
The film’s plot can feel disjointed at times, with some scenes feeling disconnected from the overall narrative. However, the film’s strength lies in its characters and their interactions with each other. Truffaut’s direction is typically stylish and inventive, with a number of memorable visual moments throughout the film.
Overall, “Love on the Run” is a delightful and satisfying conclusion to Truffaut’s “Antoine Doinel” series, and a must-see for fans of French New Wave cinema.