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

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