In a special bonus episode of the podcast, Ivan chats with filmmaker and cinephile Shahir Daud to talk about Jean-Luc Goddard’s Breathless, the 1960 French New Wave film that is often considered to be one of the most influential movies ever made. The goal of this “film school” series is simple: revisit classic movies that often comprise a cinematic education and determine if they work beyond a purely intellectual capacity. In that regard, is Breathless still as effective and powerful today in landscape where jump cuts and vérité filmmaking are the norm? Shahir schools me on Breathless‘s importance and provides context for its placement on film school syllabuses across the world.

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