A bout de souffle [Breathless]

Paris: Les Films Imperia / Films Around the World, 1960. Original French pressbook for the 1960 film.

A fascinating object, created in a die-cut style we have never seen duplicated, made by Films Around the World, the distributor that picked up the film for international distribution. The only copy we have ever seen. With a middle splash page containing a grouping of blurbs that anyone could retire on critically, including Jean Cocteau, Jean-Paul Sartre, Maurice Bessy, Jacques Becker, and Joseph Kessel.

Godard’s first feature film, written by Francois Truffaut, and arguably the most important film of the French New Wave. In addition to promoting an entirely new approach to cinema, cross cultural boundaries were broken, as the film’s female star was American actress Jean Seberg, and her boyfriend, Jean-Paul Belmondo’s Michel, is a thug obsessed with Humphrey Bogart.

14 pages, saddle stapled, 11 x 17 inches. Very Good plus, with a single horizontal fold at the center.

Criterion Collection 408.

[Book #133504]

Price: $1,500.00