Hitchcock/Truffaut (film)


Theatrical release poster
Directed by Kent Jones
Produced by
Written by
  • Kent Jones
  • Serge Toubiana
Based on Hitchcock/Truffaut
by François Truffaut
Music by Jeremiah Bornfield
Edited by Rachel Reichman
Distributed by Cohen Media Group
Release dates
  • 19 May 2015 (2015-05-19) (Cannes)
  • 2 December 2015 (2015-12-02) (USA)
Running time
80 minutes[1]
  • France
  • United States
  • English
  • French
Box office $302,459[2]

Hitchcock/Truffaut is a 2015 French-American documentary film directed by Kent Jones about François Truffaut's book on Alfred Hitchcock, Hitchcock/Truffaut,[3] and its impact on cinema.

Truffaut interviewed Hitchcock over eight days in 1962 at his offices at Universal Studios to write his book, and the documentary features reflections from directors including James Gray, Martin Scorsese, Paul Schrader, Wes Anderson, David Fincher, Arnaud Desplechin, and Olivier Assayas.

It was first screened at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and was shown in the TIFF Docs section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.[4][5]


Hitchcock/Truffaut received critical acclaim. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 96% "Certified Fresh" score based on 67 reviews, with an average rating of 7.7/10. The site's consensus states: "Essential viewing for cineastes while still offering rich rewards for neophytes, Hitchcock/Truffaut offers an affectionate -- and well-crafted -- tribute to a legend".[6] Metacritic reports a 79 out of 100 rating based on 23 critics, indicating "generally positive reviews".[7]


  1. "Hitchcock/Truffaut (12A)". British Board of Film Classification. 16 February 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  2. "Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 24, 2016.
  3. Truffaut, François (1983). Hitchcock/Truffaut. Google Books. Simon & Schuster.
  4. "Toronto Film Festival Adds 60+ Titles". IndieWire. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  5. Singer, Matt (10 September 2015). "'Hitchcock/Truffaut' Review: One of the Best Film Books of All Time Is Now a Movie". Screen Crush. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  6. "Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  7. "Hitchcock/Truffaut reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 17 February 2016.

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