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SCREENING: Breathless by Jean-Luc Godard

  • Embassy of France - La Maison Francaise 4101 Reservoir Road Northwest Washington, DC, 20007 United States (map)
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 AT 7:00 PM

at La Maison Française - Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road, NW - Washington, DC

FREE ADMISSION

Parking available on Reservoir Road and across the street at Georgetown University Hospital's pay lot.

SECURITY RULES: A reservation on Eventbrite is mandatory, attendees must have a Government issued photo ID in order to enter the Embassy.

NO NEED TO PRINT YOUR TICKET, BUT NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT RESERVATION AND PROPER ID

Name on reservation must match ID for each attendee.

Due to strict security measures, please arrive on time, doors will be closed at 7 p.m. sharp. Please allow extra time for security screening.

BREATHLESS/À BOUT DE SOUFFLE
By Jean-Luc Godard
1960 - France - 90 min

In French with English subtitles.

Michel Poiccard (Jean-Paul Belmondo) comes across as a typical thug, making a living by stealing cars in order to resell them in Paris. Then one day, when a policeman forces him to pull over, Poiccard panics and shoots him dead. The act triggers a hot-pursuit police chase as Poiccard attempts to escape from his heinous crime. The pursuit would be short if not for Patricia Franchini (Jean Seberg) an aspiring journalist who hawks the New York Herald Tribune on the Champs Élysées and plays an ambiguous role in his run.

Based on a draft screenplay by François Truffaut (The 400 Blows) and Claude Chabrol (Les Biches), Breathless is one of Godard’s most famous masterpieces. It was one of the earliest, most influential examples of French New Wave cinema, acclaimed by every critic and director ever since.

This screening is part of the film series Paris, a Hundred Villages.

Online registration is required for this screening.

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This screening by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States is made possible through the generous support from TV5Monde.

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