À Bout de Souffle / Breathless (12A)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard, France, 1960, 12A, 90m, subtitles
Jean-Luc Godard, the great film-maker of the French New Wave, died in September. This is a rare chance to see his masterpiece – the movie that shaped the future of film -on the big screen. À Bout de Souffle is both a crime thriller and a love story: a small-time thief impulsively kills a motorcycle cop and tries to persuade his hip American girlfriend to run away with him. It’s a fast-moving, ground-breaking, brilliant film.