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Breathless: 50th Anniversary release

Monday, June 21, 2010 Craig Grobler 0 Comments

Breathless (A Bout De Souffle), has been digitally restored and is being re-released in cinemas by Optimum Releasing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of it's original release.

The film debut of Jean Luc Godard started the French new wave of filmmaking -recognised as one of the most stylish and influential movements in film history.

Cigarettes, hats, sunglasses and determined unconformity make Michel Poiccard (Belmondo) a true cinematic icon. Playing against the stunning Jean Seberg he smokes his way through a series of sexy gallic exchanges in the ultra cool Paris of the 1960's.

Celebrating 50 years of cool, Jean-Luc Godard’s BREATHLESS premiered at Berlin before receiving a digital re-release in UK cinemas June 25th. With Godard still going strong and about to release a new film: Socialisme, we celebrate where it all began, with Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg effortlessly stylish and in love in Paris: he a petty criminal on the run from the police, she a wide-eyed American student selling the New York Tribune on the Champs-Elysées.

BREATHLESS: 50th Anniversary will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on 13th September 2010.

Director: Jean Luc Godard
Jean Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg

France 1960, 87 mins, French with English subtitles

Breathless: 50th Anniversary release

In cinemas June 25th 2010