Fri 13 Nov

Breathless

Cert. tbc

Festivals & Series

A bout de souffle

90 mins

in French with EN subs

FRA | 1959 | dir. Jean-Luc Godard, with Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg

‘Pure, raw, chaotic newness – still fresh after all this time’. The Guardian

The epitome of cinematic cool which inspired a generation of filmmakers from Quentin Tarantino and Tony Scott to Lars Von Trier and Terrence Malick, Breathless features iconic performances from Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg as one of the central, most delightful and insolent couple in cinema history. A small-time thief steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. Wanted by the authorities, he reunites with a hip American journalism student and attempts to persuade her to run away with him to Italy.

Special 60th anniversary restoration

In line with the Government decisions, the French Film Festival at Ciné Lumière is postponed and plans to return in December and January.

Until then, audiences will be able to take part online from Friday 27 November to Friday 4 December with fff @ home, a platform releasing each day a French film available to watch online for 24 hours, in collaboration with Festival Scope. Bookings open on 13 November.
 
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