Paper Size: 40 x 30 cm Edition of 20 photograph is signed and numbered by the artist.
Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg filming A bout de souffle (Breathless)on the Champs-Elysees.
Much of the film's enduring appeal is down to the iconic performances of the two leads. Jean Seberg, with her short-cropped blonde hair, American-accented French, and relaxed naturalistic acting, was a new kind of screen heroine, while Belmondo, cigarette permanently dangling from his mouth, turns in an excellent performance as the anti-hero Michel.
Belmondo had already appeared in a few feature films prior to A bout de souffle (Breathless), but he had no name recognition outside of France at the time Godard was planning the film. In order to broaden the film's commercial appeal, Godard sought out a prominent leading lady who would be willing to work in his low-budget film and settled on Seberg, a protegee of director Otto Preminger from the age of seventeen.