Thursday, June 10, 2010
with the new york theatre re-release of the classic 1960 godard film, 'a bout de souffle' jean-paul belmondo is entering contemporary consiousness. this is a very good thing! he is an actor who is leaving a giant legacy of films. belmondo can be convincing as a gangster, a sweetheart, and a priest. i adore him.
in 'Léon Morin, prêtre' (1961) he is just lovely. he was also brave to follow up a hip godard movie with this one for which he was nominated for a bafta award. this film continues to pop up at festivals. as a rare treat the mind blowing child actress patricia gozzi appears in a few scenes.