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French Film Festival: Breathless (A Bout De Souffle)
18 October 2021 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm$15
Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless restored in 4K for 60th Anniversary!
A small time crook. Michel Poiccard, chased by the police after stealing a car, shoots one of them and flees. Back in Paris he finds an American girlfriend and succeeds in seducing her again. He convinces her to go to Italy with him. But the police have discovered the murder’s identity and are on his trail…
A one-of-a-kind masterpiece which inspired a generation of moviemakers from Quentin Tarantino and Tony Scott, to Lars Von Trier and Terence Malick, Breathless stars Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg as the central, most delightful and insolent couple in cinema history.
The film has been painstakingly restored in 4K by Studio Canal with the help of the CNC within the framework of the Selective Aid for the Digitization of Cinematographic Heritage Works. This restoration was supervised by the laboratory L’Image Retrouvée. The teams restored Breathless from the original film negatives, which were originally shot on two types of film: Gevaert Belgium and Ilford Pancromatic. Due respect was given to these two different textures of film during the restoration process, resulting in a fully realized 4K restoration which allows audiences to enjoy the film in this new definition, with full appreciation of the original artistic intentions of the Director.