Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Repertory watch/Breathless

Belmondo and Seberg in Breathless

The Curzon Mayfair is celebrating celebrating the launch of the International Herald Tribune’s BREATHLESS…International Herald Tribune Arts Season with a special screening of Jean Luc Godard's masterpiece Breathless (1960). The screening will be followed ollowed by a round table discussion on the legacy of Breathless with 'experts from the media' - would that maybe be film critics? Anyway, people may keep saying how cool Breathless is, what with Jean-Paul Belmondo's dangling cigarette and Jean Seberg's hip International Herald Tribune journalist. But it's good for more meaninful reasons than mere 'coolness': it's a film that helped restore a lightness and playfulness to the stuffy cinema that the 1950s produced by defying conventions that dictated how editing and narrative should be.

Curzon Mayfair - 22/9 - 6:30pm (see links for details).

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