Play Dates


July 31        San Francisco, CA        BALBOA THEATER

July 31        Lewisburg, PA        CAMPUS THEATRE

September 28        Cambridge, MA        HARVARD FILM ARCHIVE

Breathless Play Dates

Illustration by Yoko Komura


France, 1960
: Jean-Luc Godard
Producer: Georges de Beauregard
Cast: Jean Seberg, Jean-Paul Belmondo
Screenwriter: Jean-Luc Godard
From an original treatment by François Truffaut
Cinematography: Raoul Coutard
Music: Martial Solal
Genre: Crime, Romance
Black & White
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Language: French with English subtitles
Running Time: 90 minutes

Small-time crook Michel (Jean-Paul Belmondo) steals a car and murders a policeman. While on the run, he reconnects with Patricia (Jean Seberg), a journalism student living in Paris, and tries to convince her to go on the lam with him.

Awards and Nominations:
Best Foreign Actress nomination - Jean Seberg (BAFTA Awards, 1962)
Silver Berlin Bear, Best Director - Jean-Luc Godard (Berlin Film Festival, 1960)
Best Film Critics Award (French Syndicate of Cinema Critics, 1961)
Prix Jean Vigo, 1960

Restored in 4K from the original camera negative by Studiocanal and CNC at L'Immagine Ritrovata laboratory (Bologna)

Reviews and Quotes 2

"REVELATORY! This restoration provided a welcome jolt of the new!"
— Richard Brody, The New Yorker

"Fifty years on, still the newest
movie in town!"
— John Powers, Vogue

"A thrilling reminder of how playful Godard could be."
— Ella Taylor, Village Voice

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