Weekend Movie: À Bout de Souffle
À Bout de Souffle (Breathless) is a movie to watch. If you have not, you should; and if you have you should watch it again. This Jean Luc Godard’s masterpiece is the real thing.
Breathless started the embodiment of French movies’ new wave in 1961. Godard translated his idea that “a film should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order”. In all senses, he delivered it triumphantly.
Looking beyond the beauty of its intentionally-chaotic storyline, I was mesmerized by the natural yet dramatic view of each scene, close-up shots of Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg, and the alluring feature of monochromatic pallet.
Our Residence Artist, Myra Bianda shared this movie as she created her own cinematic translation for her debut collection “Bawang Putih and the Night Sky”. The complete collection of Bawang Putih and the Night Sky will be available this Summer 2013. – Rassi Narika.