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CANNES: Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg to Appear in Docu ‘Hitchcock/Truffaut’

Above: Francois Truffaut, Princess Grace of Monaco and Alfred Hitchcock in 1974 in New York City

CANNES — Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Wes Anderson and David Fincher are among the interviewees lined up to appear in feature documentary “Hitchcock/Truffaut,” which is being produced by Cohen Media Group, Artline Films and Arte.

The pic is based on the recordings that led to Francois Truffaut’s 1966 book “Cinema According to Hitchcock,” which has been dubbed the “Bible of Cinema” by many filmmakers.

The film will also include interviews with Brian De Palma, James Gray, Richard Linklater, Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Olivier Assayas and Arnaud Desplechin.

The directors will share how the book shaped their careers, transformed cinema and introduced the French New Wave and “New Hollywood” to the world.

The movie is directed by Kent Jones, the helmer of “A Letter to Elia” and director of the New York Film Festival, and is co-written by Jones and Serge Toubiana, director of Cinematheque Francaise.

The film will journey through the extensive series of conversations between Hitchcock and Truffaut, illustrating their love for filmmaking and demonstrating their impact on world cinema. Scenes from Hitchcock’s films will be intercut with comment from the filmmakers.

Segments from the 1962 original recordings between the two filmmakers will also feature, allowing audiences to hear candid discussions between Hitchcock and Truffaut, and to witness first-hand a quintessential moment in cinematic history.

“For me, in many ways, cinema began with Francois Truffaut’s book about Alfred Hitchcock,” said Jones. “For me, and for many others, the book was more than formative — it was essential and direct.”

The film will be released in spring 2015. Cohen Media Group is handling world-wide sales.

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