• Breathless returns to the big screen this spring. Fifty years after the film’s release in France, Rialto Pictures has acquired the U.S. rights to a new 35 mm print of Jean-Luc Godard’s New Wave groundbreaker, which showed at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. Rialto will premiere the theatrical rerelease of Breathless at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Los Angeles in late April; in May, the film will open at New York’s Film Forum, followed by a national rollout. Rialto founder Bruce Goldstein said in a statement, “It’s not only one of the most important films of the last half century, still inspiring new generations of moviemakers, but it’s just as fun and audacious as it was fifty years ago.” Newly revised English subtitles will be supplied by Lenny Borger.

10 comments

  • By BEN
    March 10, 2010
    04:15 PM

    Does this mean a Blu-Ray is forthcoming?
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  • By Thom
    March 10, 2010
    04:52 PM

    Awesome. If this doesn't come through Minneapolis, I will be very bummed.
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  • By Kenny
    March 10, 2010
    06:25 PM

    YES! I hope it'll be showing somewhere in Princeton.
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  • By Greg
    March 10, 2010
    09:09 PM

    I'll actually be pretty pissed if a blu-ray comes out. I'm tired of buying Criterion dvds only to see the blu ray release a few months after my purchase.
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  • By Andrew W.
    March 11, 2010
    01:35 AM

    I don't care where this is showing, if it doesn't come to Memphis, I will drive to see it. I consider this like one of my favorite bands playing a show. Absolutely the best news I have heard all week.
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  • By Nathan
    March 11, 2010
    02:14 AM

    Will see it in the theatre and then buy it the first day on Blu-Ray. I sure hope Bicycle Thieves won't be far behind.
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  • By Joe
    March 11, 2010
    09:18 AM

    why the hell did i have to move away from anaheim, i want to see this at grauman's so bad
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  • By Scott
    March 11, 2010
    12:43 PM

    What is not mentioned about the premiere at Grauman's is that it is part of the TCM Classic Film Festival, April 22-25 (schedule is forthcoming). Jean-Paul Belmondo will be in attendance for the screening.
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  • By Chris
    March 15, 2010
    12:30 AM

    Thanks for posting that Scott. I checked into it... passes start around a few hundred dollars. Doesn't look likely to see Breathless by itself.
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  • By Jake Cordova
    June 22, 2010
    03:12 PM

    Like the newly restored METROPOLIS, this film is only playing in a few cities. I am tempted to drive to Denver to see it. Here is a list of theaters and dates from the Rialto website: http://www.rialtopictures.com/breathless.html Cheers!
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