Press Junket for Day for Night (1973)


In Nice, the Studios La Victorine is producing the film JE VOUS PRESENTE PAMELA, about a French man that marries the English Pamela in England and brings his wife to France to introduce her to his parents. However, his father and Pamela fall in love with each other and she leaves her husband to live with him. The producer Bertrand and the director Ferrand invite British Julie Baker, who had a nervous breakdown and married her Dr. Nelson, to the role of Pamela. During shooting, the cast and crew are lodged in the Hotel Atlantic and Bertrand and Ferrand have to deal with problems with the stars Severine, an aging actress with drinking problems that affect her performance; the immature, spoiled and needy Alphonse; Julie that is emotionally unstable. But in the end, they succeed in completing the film. (Claudio Carvalho, IMDB)

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Francois Truffaut

Cast and Crew

(Partial list ( IMDB)

Writing Credits – Original Screenplay
Francois Truffaut
Jean-Lois Richard
Suzanne Schiffman

Jacqueline Bisset – Julie Baker
Valentina Cortese – Severine

Jean-Pierre Aumont – Alexandre
Dani – Lilane, la stagiarire scripte
Jean Champion – Bertrand, le producteur
Alexandre Stewart – Stacey
Jean-Pierre Leaud – Alphonse
Nathalie Baye – Joelle, la scripte
Francois Truffaut – Ferrand, le realisateur

Produced by
Marcel Berbert

Music by
Georges Delerue

Cinematography by
Pierre-William Glenn

Film Editing by
Martine Barraque
Yann Dedet

Awards, Nominations, Festivals

(Partial List)

Academy Award Nominations (1975)
Valentina Cortese - Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Francois Truffaut - Best Director
Francois Truffaut, Jean-Lois Richard, Suzanne Schiffman - Best Writing, Original Screenplay

Academy Award (1974) - Best Foreign Language Film

Golden Globe Nominations (1974)
Best Foreign Language Film
Valentina Cortese - Best Supporting Actress, Motion

BAFTRA Awards (1974)

Best Direction - Francois Truffaut
Best Film
Valentina Cortese - Best Supporting Actress