To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of the film, Optimum are bringing Breathless back to cinemas with a new restored print. The restoration was supervised by Beatrice Valbin at Studio Canal and the film’s cinematographer, Raoul Coutard.
I love Breathless and relish the opportunity to reconnect with this film on the big screen. The new restoration is also being released on DVD and Blu-Ray on the 13th of September and I also look forward to this as I am sure it will be a wonderfully presented release.
If you’ve never seen the film this is the perfect time to see it for the first time. Wim Wenders puts it very nicely:
50 years later, Godard’s first is still breathtaking, and Belmondo and Seberg are younger than they ever were.
Embedded below is the new trailer for the restored print which is a homage to the original trailer (embedded below it). The new trailer was written and directed by Rialto co-president Bruce Goldstein and edited by Arthur Carlson.