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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Today (Saturday 18th May)

15:00

Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry 15
1h 50m | Georgian w/ English subtitles
In a Georgian village, a middle-aged woman vows never to marry, causing intrigue amongst the locals. But when she unexpectedly begins to fall in love, she must choose between her life of independence and romance.

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17:30

Kidnapped 12A
2h 14m | Italian w/ English subtitles
In 19th-century Italy, the Catholic Church kidnaps a young Jewish boy claiming that he was secretly baptised at birth. A gripping drama told with operatic intensity and visual grandeur by Palme d’Or winner Marco Bellocchio.

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20:30

Challengers 15
2h 11m
A tough tennis coach (Zendaya) arranges a ‘challenger’ match between her husband, a former champion on a losing streak, and her ex-lover (Josh O’Connor) in this steamy romance directed by Luca Guadagnino.

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Tomorrow (Sunday 19th May)

14:45

Big Night 15
1h 49m
Stanley Tucci stars and directs this heartwarming and insightful comedy about two Italian brothers living in 1950s New Jersey hosting a spectacular banquet in a final effort to save their failing business.

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17:15

Challengers 15
2h 11m
A tough tennis coach (Zendaya) arranges a ‘challenger’ match between her husband, a former champion on a losing streak, and her ex-lover (Josh O’Connor) in this steamy romance directed by Luca Guadagnino.

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20:00

Kidnapped 12A
2h 14m | Italian w/ English subtitles
In 19th-century Italy, the Catholic Church kidnaps a young Jewish boy claiming that he was secretly baptised at birth. A gripping drama told with operatic intensity and visual grandeur by Palme d’Or winner Marco Bellocchio.

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