18 July 2024

Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless Getting 60th Anniversary 4K Release

Studiocanal are set to release a new 4K restoration of Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital, This November. There will also be a 4K UHD Limited Collector’s Edition* with 12” vinyl original soundtrack by Martial Solal, 40-page booklet, poster and art cards o to mark the 60th anniversary of this one-of-a-kind masterpiece.

The epitome of cinematic cool which inspired a generation of moviemakers from Quentin Tarantino and Tony Scott, to Lars Von Trier and Terence Malick, Breathless (À Bout De Souffle) features iconic performances from Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg as the central, most delightful and insolent couple in cinema history – young, effortlessly stylish, and in love in Paris.

Based on a story by Francois Truffaut and photographed by New Wave legend Raoul Coutard, Jean-Luc Godard’s film debut is a jazzy riff on Film Noir. With its non-stop pace Breathless reinvented the grammar of movies and spearheaded the French New Wave of filmmaking.

Studiocanal have released a new Trailer to promote the film’s landmark celebration…

Michel Poiccard (Jean-Paul Belmondo) considers himself a suave bad guy in the manner of Humphrey Bogart with his cigarettes, hat, sunglasses and determined unconformity. While driving a stolen car he impulsively kills a policeman. Hiding out in his student girlfriend Patricia’s (Jean Seberg) Paris apartment he tries to pull together enough money to get the pair to Italy. But when Patricia learns that her boyfriend is being investigated for murder, she begins to question her loyalties.

The film  was selected by Cannes Classic 2020 and will be screened at various other film festivals including Bologna’s Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival (25-31 August) ,Lumière Film Festival (October ), and at select UK cinemas (details tba).

Breathless  will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital, and as a 4K UHD Limited Collector’s Edition (exclusive to Amazon.co.uk Pre-order here  https://tinyurl.com/yy7nzfb5) on 9th November 2020.

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