TRUFFAUT AND THE GREEN ROOM
One of the filmmakers who has left a poetic mark on the cinema the most was Truffaut, a director who imbued the images of his films with a declared love of life. In La chambre verte (The Green Room) (1978), the French filmmaker pays homage to a great director who had just passed away, Roberto Rossellini, whose light is impregnated in Truffaut's gaze, that way of contemplating the characters, of to love them, to understand them.
The action takes place in the twenties of the last century in a small city in the East of France, there is still the trace of a First World War where thousands of dead who suffered and were defeated in the fight seem to return. Julien Davenne is a forty-year-old widower who writes obituaries for a provincial magazine called El Globo. He shares his house with his servant and a deaf boy who was orphaned in the war. The boy is projected sordid images of the war through the plates of a magic lantern. We can remember seeing the relationship between Julien and the child that supported The Little Savage, another film by Truffaut, with an educational desire, which focuses on the teachings of Rousseau.