Breakfast at Tiffany's
Based on Truman Capote’s novel, Breakfast At Tiffany’s is a true cinema classic that's even more sumptuously realised than you remember. Audrey Hepburn – in what would become the defining role of her long career – plays the irresistible Holly Golightly, a free-spirited Manhattan socialite. She befriends new neighbour Paul (George Peppard), a struggling writer who earns more money from escorting than publishing. Though Holly puts out into the world that she’s always the life of the party, Paul senses there are some other issues at play behind her perky facade ... and, soon enough, Holly’s past comes back to haunt her whether she likes it or not. Pastries, parties, diamonds, a cat named Cat, five-and-dime robberies and Moon River on the fire escape, Breakfast at Tiffany’s has it all.
Why You Should See This Film
Nominated for five Academy Awards and winner of two for Best Original Song and Best Original Score, Breakfast at Tiffany’s has remained a cultural touchstone since its release more than fifty years ago, referenced countless times across all mediums (even in that terrible '90s pop song). Audrey’s at her best here – balancing Golightly’s effervescent, sophisticated pep with country girl charm.
This film includes outdated and insensitive cultural depictions and attitudes. We encourage you to view it with a critical eye within its historical context.
- Year: 1961
- Rating: PG
- Director: Blake Edwards
- Cast: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal
- Duration: 115 minutes
- Language: English