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Breathless

Breathless

On San Francisco Chronicle's Worth Seeing List!

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"To become immortal. And then...die." Lip-stroking pug Jean-Paul Belmondo's on the run, shooting cops and stealing cars - as well as cash from the handbag of thickly-Iowa-accented, Herald Tribune-hawking girlfriend Jean Seberg; with the typically Gallic undertone of femmes vs. hommes as the couple engage in boudoir philosophy, staring contests, sous blanket tussles, and plenty of le smoking. Erstwhile Cahiers du Cinema critic Godard's debut feature turned a sketchy outline from critical confrere Francois Truffaut into one of the benchmarks of the New Wave, seemingly reinventing the cinema itself, and immediately rocketing Belmondo (in his ninth film) and Seberg (here beginning her European eminence following two Preminger flops in a row) to world stardom, and beginning Godard's decade of supreme hipness, of seemingly compulsive, and often outrageous innovation. The pace is non-stop - a better translation of the title is "out of breath" - thanks to the startling, then-revolutionary use of jump-cutting (when the first edit came in at 3 hours, New Wave godfather Jean-Pierre Melville - seen here as novelist "Parvulesco" - advised losing the subplots, but JLG instead did the unheard of: cutting freely within shots); while the "je m'en fous" attitude of both protagonist and film proved the prototype of movie cool that every would-be cineaste still aspires to. This new 35mm restoration, with freshly revised subtitles by Lenny Borger, is the first in Breathless history.
In French with English Subtitles
Online Reviews
• New York Times "A Fresh Look Back at Right Now" —A.O. Scott
• San Francisco Chronicle "Breathless at 50: A chat with Raoul Coutard" —G. Allen Johnson
• San Francisco Chronicle "Worth Seeing: Breathless" —G. Allen Johnson, Mick LaSalle, Amy Biancolli
Film Facts
Running Time
90
Genre
Drama
Foreign
MPAA Rating
NR
Starring
Jean-Paul Belmondo
Jean Seberg
Daniel Boulanger
Jean-Pierre Melville
Liliane Robin
Directed By
Jean-Luc Godard
Produced by
Georges De Beauregard
Admission & Prices
Adult $12.95
Senior 62+ $11.50
Child 11 and under $11.50
Students with valid student ID except Fri/Sat after 6pm $11.50
Bargain Matinees
Daily before 5:30pm $11.50

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**Exhibition, Bolshoi Ballet, NT Live Special Pricing