Letter from François Truffaut. - 1973. - 2 handwritten pages.
The document is in French.
The Beverly Hills Hotel
Beverly Hills - California
L. A., October 18, 1973
I was able to see your recent works Spheres, Synchromy, Pas de deux and Ballet Adagio at the NFB. I was astonished and also very moved. What you are doing is unique in the world and unique in the history of film. I had tears in my eyes watching your films, and I felt like a very heavy filmmaker indeed seeing your dancers en slow motion but in strong émotion.
I was delighted when Mlle Kermoyan gave me a print of one of your drawings, of 3 beautiful birds. I would like to wish you courage but you are the bravest of filmmakers. I would like to wish you luck and great happiness but you are yourself creating luck and happiness.
I can only wish you good health and a safe return to work and tell you, humbly but with great conviction, that I admire you for what you are doing and for the person you are.
We met about ten years ago at the Festival de Montréal, and so I will sign, sincerely yours,