Watch: Trailer for ‘Hitchcock/Truffaut’ Documentary

Conversations About Filmmaking

The first trailer for the upcoming documentary Hitchcock/Truffaut has arrived. Based on Francois Truffaut’s legendary book of conversations about filmmaking with famed director Alfred Hitchcock, the film features input from modern day cinema icons like Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Wes Anderson, David Fincher, Richard Linklater, Paul Shrader, Brian De Palma, Peter Bogdanovich, Kiyoshi Kurosawa and more.

Directed by Kent Jones, the film premiered at Cannes and will be released in select theaters on December 2nd. Check out the trailer for Hitchcock/Truffaut after the jump.

This is a documentary for hardcore film lovers.

Conversations About Filmmaking

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.