Written during his free time on the set of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Truffaut’s tender, bittersweet memory piece stars Charles Denner as an inveterate womanizer who will go to elaborate lengths—including purposefully wrecking his own car—for a romantic rendezvous. When he decides to chronicle his myriad affairs in a memoir, the flashbacks begin, taking us on a tour through one man’s life as shaped by the women in it. What looks at first to be a sex farce trifle becomes, in Truffaut’s hands, something altogether deeper and more personal: a poignant, compassionate reflection on our need for human connection and a celebration of love in its many forms. An NYFF15 selection.