Breathless: 50th Anniversary on DVD Monday

Optimum Releasing, the UK distributor of *The Hurt Locker *and Coco Before Chanel*, has collaborated with Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte for the 50th anniversary release of Breathless, Jean-Luc Godard’s landmark New Wave film starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg.

Based on a story by François Truffaut and photographed by New Wave legend Raoul Coutard, with no less a crime specialist than Claude Chabrol as technical advisor, Godard’s jazzy riff on American Film Noir features iconic performances from Belmondo, as the on-the-run Bogart-inspired small-time hood, and Seberg as his *Herald Tribune-*hawking American girlfriend, who ultimately betrays him.  With a pace that’s non-stop, *Breathless reinvented* The grammar of movies and almost instantly changed the course of international filmmaking.

Breathless: 50th Anniversary on DVD Monday.