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À bout de souffle
France, 1960, 90mins, Cert.PG
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Film description

A prominent editor of the Nouvelle Vague, Cécile Decugis contributed greatly to its development and shaped a new cinematic language. In Breathless, Decugis helped to bring about a revolution in film editing. When the film was deemed too long, Decugis was instructed to cut sections out of scenes, and the jump cut was born. Breaking established rules of continuity, the innovative use of jump cuts give the film a youthful energy and rhythm. Jean Seberg and Paul Belmondo play lovers on the run in this ground-breaking piece of cinema.

Showing as part of Leeds International Film Festival

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Showing at

Hyde Park Picture House

Venue details


73 Brudenell Road, Leeds LS6 1JD, UK
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Access info

The Picture House has two small steps at the main entrance. Step-free access to the auditorium and foyer is possible via a side entrance. Unfortunately none of the Picture House's toilets are accessible and both via a flight of stairs. The cinema has three wheelchair spaces – to reserve one of these, please select the 'wheelchair space' ticket during checkout.

Refreshment info

The Picture House offers a range of hot and cold drinks, including beers and wines, alongside popcorn, sweets, ice creams (Northern Bloc) and vegan cakes (That Old Chestnut).


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