This is an original Japanese poster printed in 1998 for the re-release of Breathless.
Japanese poster (with French text) for re-release of Godard's 1960 New Wave classic.
Breathless (French: À bout de souffle, lit. 'Out of Breath') is a 1960 French crime drama film written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard. It stars Jean-Paul Belmondo as a wandering criminal named Michel, and Jean Seberg as his American girlfriend Patricia. The film was Godard's first feature-length work and represented Belmondo's breakthrough as an actor.
Breathless is one of the earliest and more influential examples of French New Wave (nouvelle vague) cinema. Along with François Truffaut's The 400 Blows and Alain Resnais's Hiroshima mon amour, both released a year earlier, it brought international attention to new styles of French filmmaking. At the time, Breathless attracted much attention for its bold visual style, which included unconventional use of jump cuts.
Upon its initial release in France, the film attracted over two million viewers. It has since become considered one of the best films ever made, appearing in Sight & Sound magazine's decennial polls of filmmakers and critics on the subject on multiple occasions. In May 2010, a fully restored version of the film was released in the United States to coincide with the film's 50th anniversary.
This poster is very good condition.
Please refer to the imagery as this is the exact poster that is for sale.
It is 23 years old!
It is not a reproduction or a reprint.
Certificate of Authenticity included.