Sip some delicious wine and watch some of the best movies of all languages!
Our choice for the February French movie is another iconic one by the by now legendary (although still alive and kicking) Jean Luc Godard.
Breathless (French: À bout de souffle; “out of breath”) is a 1960 French New Wave crime drama film written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard about a wandering criminal (Jean-Paul Belmondo) and his American girlfriend (Jean Seberg). This is Godard’s first feature film which catapulted Jean Paul Belmondo into stardom and launched the French Cinema Nouvelle Vague.
Our February world film is Roma, by Alfonso Cuarón who with this 2018 very personal and semi autobiographical film signals a welcome return to his earlier works and better cinema.
Roma refers to the area in Mexico City where Cuarón grew up with his family. The movie, set in a 1970s background of riots and social strife, delves into the personal upheavals and storms in his parents’s relationship and the love and unconditional devotion of their maid. A deeply affectionate tribute to the woman who anchored the family and a nostalgic, though often ironical visitation of his childhood by the very talented Mexican film maker.
Named Best film in a Foreign Language at the 2019 British Golden Globe Awards.
English Subtitles – 2h15 –
Suitable for audiences over 15