Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
Director: Blake Edwards Run Time: 115 min. Rating: G Release Year: 1961
Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Buddy Ebsen, George Peppard, Martin Balsam, Patricia Neal
Country: United States
About the film:
Holly Golightly, a charming NYC socialite with a youthful zest for life, is determined to marry a Brazilian millionaire. But when young writer Paul Varjak moves into her apartment building, her past threatens to get in their way. Screening in 35mm.
Based on the novel by Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s was nominated for multiple Academy Awards, winning Best Score for Henry Mancini and Best Song for Johnny Mercer’s “Moon River”. Critically acclaimed, and one of Audrey Hepburn’s most iconic roles, the film was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry in 2012.
“A welcome alternative female role model to the dominant sultry siren of the 1950s. Hepburn conveyed intelligent curiosity, exuberant impetuosity, delicacy combined with strength, and authenticity that often emerged behind a knowingly false facade.”
– Library of Congress
Director Blake Edwards is known for stylish comedies with dark undertones. His other award-winning films include Days of Wine and Roses, The Great Race, 10, Victor/Victoria, and the hugely successful Pink Panther film series. He received multiple awards recognizing his extraordinary career, including an Honorary Academy Award in 2004. A lifelong depressive, Edwards relied on his wife and collaborator, Julie Andrews, and the art of film.
“My entire life has been a search for a funny side to that very tough life out there… I developed a kind of eye for scenes that made me laugh to take the pain away.”
– Director Blake Edwards. Read more in The New York Times
Filmmaker and playwright George Axelrod adapted the screenplay from the novel by Truman Capote. Axelrod received an award for Best Written American Comedy from the Writers Guild of America and was nominated for an Academy Award. He is also known for The Seven Year Itch and The Manchurian Candidate.See our upcoming films