Classic French movie ‘Breathless’ screens at Nenagh Arts Centre

Second in Nenagh Arts Centre’s classic cinema season on Thursday the 17th of October is French film ‘Breathless’ (Au Bout de Souffle), a mainstay of the ‘French New Wave’ from 1960. It tells the offbeat love story between Michel Poiccard, a Humphrey Bogart wannabe and Patricia Franchini, an American who sells newspapers on the boulevards of Paris.

 

‘Breathless’ was ground -breaking for its time, substituting dramatically staged scenes for documentary style reality, and presenting characters who were flawed and unsure of themselves. However, what ‘Breathless’ lacks in polish it makes up in Gallic charm, and for a

Jean Seberg and Jean Paul Belmondo in ‘Breathless’

film shot in three weeks on a tiny budget, it’s legacy went on to influence some of the top directors of our time, including Quentin Tarantino and Francis Ford Coppola.

 

Adm. is €8 on the door and the film screens at Nenagh Arts Centre on Thursday, 17th October at 8 p.m.


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