François Roland Truffaut (6 February 1932 – 21 October 1984) was an influential filmmaker and film critic, one of the founders of the French New Wave. In a film career lasting over a quarter of a century, he remains an icon of the French film industry. He was also a screenwriter, producer, and actor, working on over twenty-five films.
1.) Eric Michael Mazur (2011). Encyclopedia of Religion and Film. ABC-CLIO. p. 438. ISBN 9780313330728. "Yet Truffaut, an atheist, was not stumping for God with these conservative attacks."
2.) David Sterritt (1999). The Films of Jean-Luc Godard: Seeing the Invisible. Cambridge University Press. p. 17. ISBN 9780521589710. "One way of understanding Godard's approach is to contrast it with that of Francois Truffaut, one of his most respected New Wave colleagues. As a self-described atheist, Truffaut took special pleasure in the materiality of cinema, noting that no photographic image can be obtained without real, physical light making direct contact with a real, physical object in the immediate presence of the camera."