Breathless (1960) 16mm/Sound/90 min.
A young car thief kills a policeman and tries to persuade a girl to hide in Italy with him.
Breathless (French: À bout de souffle; "out of breath", or literally "at breath's end") is a 1960 French film directed by Jean-Luc Godard. It was his first feature-length work, and one of the earliest, most influential of the French New Wave. At the time, the film attracted much attention for its bold visual style and the innovative use of jump cuts.
According to the New York Times, Breathless is both “a pop artifact and a daring work of art” and even at 50, “still cool, still new, still – after all this time! – a bulletin from the future of movies”.
Godard said the success of Breathless was a mistake. He added "there used to be just one way. There was one way you could do things. There were people who protected it like a copyright, a secret cult only for the initiated. That's why I don't regret making Breathless and blowing that all apart."
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Writer: François Truffaut (story)
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger
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