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Fashion Designer Paul Smith will be with us to introduce Godard’s classic Breathless and tell us about how influential this film was for him in his early youth in Nottingham.
À Bout de souffle
dir: Jean-Luc Godard
with Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg
France | 1959 | 90 min | b&w | cert. PG | 4K Digital Restoration
In French with English subtitles
The epitome of cinematic cool which inspired a generation of filmmakers from Quentin Tarantino and Tony Scott to Lars Von Trier and Terrence Malick, Breathless features iconic performances from Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg as one of the central, most delightful and insolent couple in cinema history.
A style turning point that appealed to American as well as European youths, the film did not have a formal costume designer and the actors had their input in the choice of clothes.
A small-time thief steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. Wanted by the authorities, he reunites with a hip American journalism student and attempts to persuade her to run away with him to Italy.
‘Pure, raw, chaotic newness – still fresh after all this time’. The Guardian
ABOUT PAUL SMITH
Sir Paul Smith is one of Britain’s foremost designers. He is renowned for his creative spirit, which combines tradition and modernity. Famous for its clothing and accessories collections, Paul Smith specialises in an inventive use of traditional craftsmanship and cutting-edge design to create beautifully made, desirable, modern pieces.
Paul Smith is loved across the world. From its origins in one small shop in Nottingham, England, in 1970, Paul Smith has grown into a global business, selling in over seventy countries. Starting with one men’s collection, the business now comprises collections for men, women and children, including, shoes, accessories, fragrance and home furnishings.
Throughout its development Paul Smith’s values of curiosity, quality and authenticity have remained constant.
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