Director: Jean-Luc Godard | France | 1960 | 1h 30m | French w/ English subtitles | Starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Roger Hanin, Van Doude

Michel, a small-time thief steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. On the run, he turns to his aspiring journalist girlfriend Patricia, hiding out in her Paris apartment. Michel hatches an escape plan to hide away in Italy and tries to persuade Patricia to join him. But will she? Jean-Luc Godard burst onto the scene in 1960 with this imperiously cool free-form homage to the American crime genre film which subsequently launched the French New Wave and changed the landscape of cinema forever.


‘There is simply no other film which demonstrates so perfectly what it feels like to be young and in love.’
★★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘If you’ve never seen Breathless, see it now — but don’t expect an easy ride. If you haven’t seen it for ages, see it again and be surprised at the fresh reactions it provokes.’
★★★★★ Dave Calhoun, Time Out

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We showed Breathless between October 8, 2021 and October 15, 2021.

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Today (Tuesday 3rd October)


Once Upon a Time in Uganda 15
1h 34m
Playful documentary looking at the world of “Wakaliwood”, Uganda's own DIY action movie industry, and the creative endeavours of bricklayer-turned-filmmaker, Isaac Nabwana.

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Past Lives 12A
1h 46m | Korean w/ English subtitles
Celine Song's critically-acclaimed and deeply romantic feature debut about two childhood friends from South Korea who reunite for one week in New York after two decades spent apart.

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Tomorrow (Wednesday 4th October)


Love Life 12A
2h 3m | Japanese & Korean w/ English subtitles
An intricately plotted domestic drama following a Japanese couple whose marriage is thrown into question following a sequence of fateful events. Directed by the award-winning filmmaker Kôji Fukada.

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Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!