The manifestation of the French New Wave, the gangster melodrama Breathless (1960), Jean-Luc Godard's all-night debut, arrives on the big screen of Art-kino. One of the most influential films in French cinema, as well as in the world of cinema, has launched a number of new cinematic procedures - such as quotation, deleting genre boundaries, interweaving feature and documentary, motion capture, fourth wall erasure, radical editing solutions (so-called editing jumps) - the forerunner of youth emancipation and the revolutionary mentality that came to the fore in the late 1960s. Breathless is screened as a part of the Cinema Classic program on Thursday, March 12 at 7pm.
Michel is a young French gangster and rebel on the run from the police. He goes to Paris and finds refuge with his girlfriend, Patricia. The film features a completely new approach: quotes, mixing genre conventions, interweaving feature and documentary, editing that does not strictly account for continuity, moving hand-held shooting, the hero's direct contact with the camera ...