French New Wave Film Series with Diego Ongaro: “Breathless” (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960)
Time: 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Please join us for a screening of Breathless, on Thursday, November 3, at 7:00 p.m. at the Library. The film will be introduced by French writer/director/editor Diego Ongaro. Wine and cheese will be served.
Probably the most emblematic film of the French New Wave, Breathless stars Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg. The enfant terrible Jean-Luc Godard breaks free of the rules of cinema and follows the wanderings of a petty thug and a young American woman in Paris.
Diego Ongaro is a French director living in rural Connecticut. After directing children’s programs for French television in his early 20’s, he wrote and directed four acclaimed short films. BOB AND THE TREES, his first feature film, had its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival (NEXT), won the top prize at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in Czech Republic and screened in more than 20 international festivals. Diego was short listed for the Someone to Watch Award at the 2016 and 2021 Independent Spirit Awards. DOWN WITH THE KING, his second feature film, premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival (ACID section), won the Grand Prix at the Deauville American Film Festival in France and was acquired by Sony Pictures Worldwide for distribution.
Registration is closed for this event.