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TPD screens Breathless in Classic black-and-white movie month

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TPD screens Breathless in Classic black-and-white movie month

For the second week of Classic black-and-white movie month, the Center for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents (TPD) introduced crime and drama movie Breathless by French director Jean-Luc Gordard late last week.

Breathless (French: À bout de souffle) is about a wandering criminal (Jean-Paul Belmondo) and his American girlfriend (Jean Seberg). It was Godard’s first feature-length work and represented Belmondo’s breakthrough as an actor.

The movie was one of the earliest and most influential examples of French New Wave (nouvelle vague) cinema. Together with François Truffaut’s The 400 Blows and Alain Resnais’s Hiroshima, Mon Amour, both released a year earlier, it brought international acclaim to this new style of French filmmaking.

At the time, the film attracted attention for its bold visual style, which included unconventional use of jump cuts. When originally released in France, the film attracted over 2 million viewers.

A fully restored version of the film was released in the U.S. for its 50th anniversary in May 2010.

Presented in French with Vietnamese subtitles, the film screening aimed to raise funds for the Young Cinema Fund at TPD, with ticket price of VND20,000 per person.

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