Stolen Kisses (Baisers Voles)

Institute History

  • 1985 Sundance Film Festival


Following his dishonorable discharge from the Army, Antoine continues his search for the perfect woman through a series of frustrating encounters. Doniel, carried by the strength of Leaud’s acting, responds to his world with spontaneity, taking on an odd assortment of jobs with naive confidence—hotel receptionist, private detective, TV repair man and shoe salesman. An incurable romantic and vulnerable dreamer at a distance, he is shy and impish in a woman’s presence, yearning for absolute love in a world of compromises. His Keatonesque wide-eyed expressions make us laugh, but his attempts to love attain the purity of an intimate confession.

Screening Details

  • Section: Highlights: Petit, Truffaut, Passer, Corman's Prodigies
  • Film Type: Dramatic Feature
  • Country: France
  • Run Time: 91 min.
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