Skip to main content

FILM SOCIALISME

Switzerland / France, 2010 (MIFF 2010, International Panorama)

Director: Jean-Luc Godard

“We've entered into an era with the digital wherein, for different reasons, humanity will be confronted by problems which will not have the luxury of being expressed.”

Touted as possibly his last film, Film Socialisme sees iconoclastic filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard continue his late-period excavation of contemporary history, politics and media, through his inimitable and urgent style of cinema.

In the year of the 50th anniversary of his innovative masterpiece Breathless, Godard presents what he describes as a “symphony in three movements”. History, war and race all entwine into a film experiment of image, sound and narrative where even the subtitles refuse to give too much away. Mixed montages of style and story spring from the decks of a Mediterranean cruise ship and those aboard it, a country gas station in the throes of regime change and a visit to the Odessa Steps.

D Jean-Luc Godard P Ruth Waldburger WS Wild Bunch L French w/English subtitles TD DCP/2010

See also...

IN PRAISE OF LOVE

"Jean-Luc Godard, the supreme iconoclast of the postwar generation, is still prolific after all these years, still wrestling with the questions that have informed his cinema over four decades. In ... More »

NOTRE MUSIQUE

Notre Musique France/Switzerland The latest film from venerable 73-year-old French auteur Jean-Luc Godard arrives direct from its slot in Official Selection at Cannes. Set in three parts''Hell' ... More »

KING LEAR

"Are you trying to make a play for my daughter'", asks Lear (Burgess Meredith) of William Shakespeare the 5th, a development exec. with the "Cannon Cultural Division", currently travelling Europe in ... More »

KEEP YOUR RIGHT UP

... ... Godard's latest cinematic adventure r is as playful as his last few films, alt shown at previous Melbourne Film. Festivals. Bound to infuriate audiences expecting a conventional, classic ... More »

Bande à part

This has been described as in some ways a return by director Jean-Luc Godard to the world of Breathless — the world of outsiders, of "fringe-people Most of the film lakes place in the suburbs ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director