Poster of A Bout de Souffle (Breathless)
Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard
Screenplay by: François Truffaut
With: Jean Seberg, Jean-Paul Belmondo
Genre: Nouvelle Vague
Size: 70 x 100 CM
This poster is a high-quality reprint
The story of ‘a’ Cine Qua Non poster
This poster A Bout de Souffle is part of a larger collection of mainly vintage film, music and theatre posters. The story of Cine Qua Non goes back to 1982 when Eric Ipenburg started his shop in the heart of Amsterdam. In 35 years his collection of original film & music posters, film & music stills, vintage magazines, niche books and quirky dvd’s grew out of control, but more importantly the shop in the Staalstraat became a trusted place, where both residents and random tourists alike, indulged in the religion of nonsense that Eric preached by heart. Famed for its unusual opening hours, impassable aisles, stuffed corners, loud music and cigarette smoke, the cultural treasury of Cine Qua Non became the epicenter of classic, arthouse and avant-garde cinema in Amsterdam.
Unfortunately due to unexpected circumstances the shop had to close its doors in November 2016. As employees and friends of Eric, Liz and Joris felt a strong urge to continue the legacy of Cine Qua Non. We joined forces with graphic designer and film enthusiast Bert to document the comprehensive collection and make it available again to those with a passion for (film)culture. Through this website we will share the journey that we make through the mountains of nostalgic filmposters and other collectibles.