France, 1960, 91 min, 4K DCP, Dir. Jean-Luc Godard, Not Rated, in French with English subtitles, Rialto Pictures
"More than any other event of its times, ‘Breathless’ inspired other directors to make films in a new way and sparked young people’s desire to make films. It instantly launched cinema as the primary art form of a new generation." —Richard Brody, Everything Is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard
"There are so many filmmaking devices in Breathless that have influenced directors for years and still do today." — Keith Garlington, Keith & the Movies
Small-time crook Michel (Jean-Paul Belmondo) steals a car and murders a policeman. While on the run, he reconnects with Patricia (Jean Seberg), a journalism student living in Paris, and tries to convince her to escape with him to Italy. And so, the groundwork is laid for one of the most influential films in cinema history, oft-imitated but never replicated. Breathless, an early example of the hip French New Wave, is a non-stop thrill featuring star turns by Seberg and Belmondo, strikingly sharp black-and-white photography from lauded cinematographer Raoul Coutard, and then-revolutionary jump-cutting. Director Jean-Luc Godard melds it all together to form one of the absolute coolest films ever made.
Restored in 4K from the original camera negative by Studiocanal and CNC at L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory (Bologna).
In honor of film legend Jean-Luc Godard's life and career, Coral Gables Art Cinema presents seven of his films, including Breathless (1960), Vivre Sa Vie (1962), Band of Outsiders (1964), Pierrot Le Fou (1965), Masculin Féminin (1966), Weekend (1967), and Tout Va Bien (1972). Watch all seven films with the $60 series pass or the $100 dual series pass for two people. Or purchase individual tickets here.
Join us at the Gables Cinema during our special tribute screenings, honoring the life and careers of beloved filmmakers who have passed.