Stolen Kisses Steals the Limelight at the Indiana Film Society Tuesday

The Indiana Film Society brings foreign romance to Indianapolis this Tuesday as they screen the French language film Stolen Kisses (1968). As their Time Capsule: 1969 Film Series continues this Fall, the Indiana Film Society delves into absurdest romance with the French film classic Stolen Kisses. Their extended conversation about the world in 1969 through the eyes of various film makers takes a turn for the romantic, as the story of the directionless Antoine unfolds. As always this Indianapolis art event is free to all Indianapolis people. The film begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, November 24.

Stolen Kisses follows the life and loves of a young soldier dishonorably discharged from the armed forces in France. In his attempt to get his life on track, he reunites with his girlfriend and tries to hold down a series of odd jobs. Despite Antoine’s attempts at a productive life,  meaningful contributions to society seem just out of reach for this lothario.

When he secures employment with a local detective agency, Antoine struggles once again to hold down a stable job. He falls for his employers attractive (and older) wife, distancing himself from his old flame and current lover Christine. In an act of history repeating itself, Antoine loses his job at the detective agency. He goes on to work as a TV repairman, and Christine begins plan a scheme to win her lover back. The vicious cycle seems destined to repeat itself as the two wander through life constantly orbiting one another.

Video: Stolen Kisses Trailer at the Indiana Film Society, Indianapolis


Stolen Kisses, directed by François Truffaut is rated “R” and runs about ninety minutes long. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1969. It offers a unique perspective on the world and on romance at the end of the 1960s. As the Indiana Film Society winds down their Time Capsule: 1969 Film Series, their look at foreign directors during the late sixties has taken them many interesting places. From the silly adventure of the fearsome foursome in Yellow Submarine to the quest of a ninja to save his village in Goyokin, the Indiana Film Society has taken the Circle City on quite an adventure this year.

Join them in December for the final two films of the series. My Night at Maud’s on December 1 explores religious re imagination as a devout Catholic faces down the business end of marriage. Fellini’s Satryicon, playing on December 15, is a surreal and sexy journey through Ancient Rome. From hermaphroditic demi gods to earthquakes to euphoric feasts and orgies, Federico Fellini presents one of the most controversial and beautiful depictions of this ancient time. For more information on upcoming fun things to do in Indianapolis hosted by the Indiana Film Society, visit their website.

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Stolen Kisses
November 24 at 7:00 pm

Indiana Film Society
Lakin Auditorium
Arthur M. Glick Jewish Community Center
6701 Hoover Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46260