ART Corporation is releasing one of the most important films in the history of cinema - Breathless by Jean-Luc Godard, a crime drama with Jean-Paul Belmondo. On display will be
ART Corporation is releasing one of the most important films in the history of cinema – Breathless by Jean-Luc Godard, a crime drama with Jean-Paul Belmondo. On display will be a 4K restoration prepared for the film’s 60th anniversary last year. All sessions will be held in French with Russian subtitles.
Breathless is Jean-Luc Godard’s full-length debut, which became the manifesto of the French new wave and one of the key works of cinema. Godard literally rewrote the rules of cinema through ragged editing, breaking the “fourth wall”, allusions to noir and numerous references and quotes. But the film is not just a textbook on an innovative film language, but an inspiring hymn to life, youth and freedom. The hand-held camera of the legendary cameraman Raoul Koutard perfectly captures the atmosphere of Parisian streets and apartments, where a story of love and betrayal is developing rapidly. The main roles were played by Jean-Paul Belmondo, to whom the film brought worldwide fame, and Jean Seberg, one of the icons of the new wave. François Truffaut and Claude Chabrol worked on the script.
Petty thug Michel (Jean-Paul Belmondo) considers himself a suave bad guy in the manner of Humphrey Bogart, but panics and impulsively kills a policeman while driving a stolen car. On the lam, he turns to his aspiring journalist girlfriend, Patricia (Jean Seberg), hiding out in her Paris apartment while he tries to pull together enough money to get the pair to Italy. But when Patricia learns that her boyfriend is being investigated for murder, she begins to question her loyalties.