Chronicle of a Boy Alone

Chronicle of a Boy Alone ★★★★★

Although it's basically an Argentine remake of Truffaut's The 400 Blows, with its central character being a young delinquent boy from the villas and complete with a running scene as the boy escapes from detention (with jump cuts in a nod to Godard maybe), it's also a singularly beautiful film full of inventive black and white compositions and elegant camera moves that reveal both interior and exterior spaces in surprising ways.

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