As part of our François Truffaut season we offer you an opportunity to see a landmark film about difference and social acceptance. Based on real events from 1798, informed by research, L’ Enfant sauvage tells of a doctor’s project to educate a non-verbal boy found living alone in the forest.
Presented in partnership with the Film Department, Queen Mary University, London in collaboration with Autism through Cinema Podcast, supported by Wellcome.
The screening will be introduced and there will be a facilitated discussion afterwards.
This event will be led by Janet Harbord (Professor of Film, Queen Mary University of London) and Ethan Lyon (PhD student at University of Southampton researching Gothic Horror cinema and its relationship to autism), both members of the Autism through Cinema podcast.
THE WILD CHILD (L’ENFANT SAUVAGE)
Directed by: François Truffaut
Production Company: Les Films du Carosse
Written by: François Truffaut, Jean Gruault
Based on the memoir Victor de l’Aveyron by: Jean Itard
Director of Photography: Nestor Almendros
Editing: Agnès Guillemot Music: Antonio Vivaldi
Jean-Pierre Cargol (Victor)
François Truffaut (Doctor Jean Itard)
Jean Dasté (Professor Philippe Pinel)
Françoise Seigner (Madame Guerin)
BFI Southbank has been awarded the National Autistic Society’s Autism Friendly Award.
Find out more at bfi.org.uk/relaxed
Find out more about our Truffaut season at bit.ly/3ofrsvL
We welcome your feedback on this screening.
The next relaxed screening is:
KEEP THE CHANGE Monday 28 February 20:10 NFT3
+ Discussion in Blue Room
Relaxed screenings are presented each month for those in the neuro-diverse community, their assistants and carers.