Film Show: Breathless

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Tuesday 07/02/2023
7:15 pm - 10:00 pm

Location
Primrose Hill Community Library

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Tuesday 7 February Film Show

Primrose Hill Community Library Film Show presents

The Yardstick of Celluloid Cool

Breathless

(À bout de souffle)

Starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard

France   1960   90 minutes

With subtitles

 

With its use of jump cuts, naturalistic lighting and improvised dialogue, Breathless sparked a revolution in cinematic style, ushering in the 1960s with unforgettable bravado.

Its story concerns a small-time crook (Belmondo) who goes on the run after stealing a car and shooting a policeman. He flees to Paris, where he hooks up with his sometime girlfriend (Seberg) and convinces her to go to Italy with him. But while he waits to collect money some he is owed before leaving, the police have discovered his identity and are gradually closing in… Pulsing with volatile energy yet unexpectedly poignant and tender, Breathless is a vibrant and engaging landmark of modern cinema.

Doors open 7.15pm, Introduction 7.45pm, Film 8.00pm

£8.00, in cash, including a glass of wine. Tickets on sale at the Library, Sharpleshall Street, NW1 8YN (on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays) or on the door.