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Films on the Lake Presents Breathless (À bout de souffle)

Part of Films on the Lake 2019

©Rialto Pictures

BREATHLESS (À bout de souffle)
Directed by Jean Luc Godard, 1960, NR, 1h30, France
With Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg

8:30 pm screening

Breathless is a timeless story of a charismatic gangster who steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. Wanted by the authorities, he reunites with a hip American journalism student and attempts to persuade her to run away with him to Italy. 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.

#FilmsOnTheLake | Free French Films in Chicago Parks

Film in French with English subtitles
FREE and open to the public
Bring your own chair or blanket and join us!
Call (312) 742-1134 for daily listings and weather-related cancellations.


FILMS ON THE LAKE FESTIVAL

Films on the Lake is a free outdoor French film festival produced annually in Chicago parks by the Cultural Service at the Consulate General of France in Chicago as part of the Chicago Park District's Movies in the Parks.

From the streets of Montmartre to the rooftops of the Grand Opera the 2019 Films on the Lake invites you in different parks of Chicago to explore Paris through the lens of famous filmmakers. Follow an ambitious cabaret owner, an anguished young singer, a scalawag schoolboy, a dreamy little girl and an insolent thug passionate about his American lover, in their wanderings in the City of Lights. Driven by the summer scents, you may even fly to Quebec for an evening with the music legend La Bolduc…

Movies in the Parks is presented by T-Mobile. Films on the Lake is made possible thanks to the generous support of our official sponsors Kids Trail, TV5MONDE, Blue Foundation and Alliance Française de Chicago with additional support from local community partners.


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