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
What else is on?
Today (Thursday 22nd February)
Tomorrow (Friday 23rd February)
Plan your visit
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!