Breathless12A

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.

Reviews

‘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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Today (Thursday 22nd February)

12:30

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15:15

The Color Purple 12A
Deaf/HOH Subtitles
2h 21m
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18:15

Samsara U
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Experimental filmmaker Lois Patiño takes us on an immersive and sensory journey across continents via the cosmos in this meditative and groundbreaking exploration of Buddhist reincarnation.

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20:45

All of Us Strangers 12A
1h 45m
A screenwriter returns to his family home where a strange discovery leads him to reflect on life in Andrew Haigh's heartbreaking exploration of love and loss, starring Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal.

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Tomorrow (Friday 23rd February)

15:45

American Fiction 15
1h 57m
Jeffrey Wright gives an Oscar-nominated performance in Cord Jefferson's satirical comedy about a black professor who ridicules the hypocrisy of the publishing industry and unwittingly becomes a hit author.

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18:15

The Zone of Interest 12A
1h 45m | German, Polish & Yiddish w/ English subtitles
Acclaimed director Jonathan Glazer (Under the Skin) returns with this stunningly shot and chilling examination of life within the perimeters of Auschwitz, adapted from Martin Ames' novel.

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20:45

All of Us Strangers 12A
1h 45m
A screenwriter returns to his family home where a strange discovery leads him to reflect on life in Andrew Haigh's heartbreaking exploration of love and loss, starring Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal.

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