The 400 Blows

The 400 Blows ★★★★½

better on rewatch! it made me laugh and smile and think abt how little (some) adults care about children. that part where antoine’s mum says ‘you know i was your age once.’ and i thought she was gonna try and relate to her son but then she goes on to say something like ‘sometimes you kids forget that, eh? your parents were once kids and they obeyed their own parents’ and i wonder what goes through someone’s mind in that point? is it loss of memory, that you can’t remember what it feels like to be a child? or is it arrogance that you expect your children to be as ‘responsible’ as you are now because that is the only way for you to think about things at this age? or is it wilful ignorance, wilfully forgetting the feeling of being a kid because remembering what you ‘lost’ would cause too much pain .?
also jean pierre léaud is so good in this like the scene where he answers the psychologist’s questions is just too good