Flick Review < Mississippi Mermaid | François Truffaut (1969)

“You only think of yourself. You’re not a selfish girl. You’re selfishness personified. 
You think that you’re a real person, that you’re unique. But you’re not. ”

Mississippi Mermaid (1969) / Directed by François Truffaut

based on the novel Waltz into Darkness (1947) by Cornell Woolrich - under the pseudonyms William Irish.
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Nelly Borgeaud
The film is dedicated to Jean Renoir.

This is one of two movies Truffaut made from Woolrich novels, the other bring the wonderful The Bride Wore Black (1968)

Catherine Deneuve, Mississippi Mermaid, 1969 
Francois Truffaut and Catherine Deneuve on the set of Mississippi Mermaid, 1969
Catherine Deneuve and François Truffaut during the filming of Mississippi Mermaid, 1969
Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Paul Belmondo, François Truffaut on the set of Mississippi Mermaid
Mary Ellen Mark, Francois Truffaut on the set of Mississippi Mermaid,Grenoble, France, 1969

"Mississippi Mermaid was a very special experience because we only
had the dialogues for the scenes we were shooting the night before."

 Catherine Deneuve

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