Printed 2015 Paper Size: 40 x 30 cm Edition of 20 Each photograph is signed and numbered by the artist. Nicole Felix and Francoise Dorleac filming La peau douce (Soft Skin) in Paris. La peau douce (dir. François Truffaut, 1964), or Soft Skin, centres around the character of Pierre Lachenay (Jean Desailly), a successful writer and director of a literary magazine who becomes involved with an air stewardess (Francoise Dorleac), despite being married with a young child. As the affair becomes more serious, Lachenay leaves his wife (Nelly Benedetti) to tragic consequences. Deliberately unromantic, the tone reflects Truffaut's desire to tell a truly modern love story that takes place in planes, elevators, and has all the harassments of modern life. Despite Truffaut's reputation being on the ascent after Jules et Jim (Jules and Jim) and Les quatre cents coups (The 400 Blows), La peau douce (Soft Skin) received mixed reviews and failed at the box office, although it is considered by some to be among Truffaut's best works.