GLASGOW FILM THEATRE, MONDAY TO WEDNESDAY, VARIOUS TIMES
Film buffs adore this 1973 Francois Truffaut movie, acclaiming it his next best after The 400 Blows. Its title refers to the practice of using cinematic trickery to shoot night-time scenes during the day (a technique referred to as la nuit americaina in his homeland, which was the film’s French title). That metaphor extends to an exploration of the artifice of filmmaking in which another “fictional” movie, Meet Pamela, is being shot. It stars British actor Julie Baker, played by Jacqueline Bissett fresh from Bullitt, with whom Truffaut, naturally, began an affair. The film won the director on Oscar and he appears on screen, as does novelist Grahame Greene in a cameo.