Films By Jean-Luc Godard

Godard's iconic sci-fi noir is one of cinema's truly unconventional and striking films. ... In totalitarian future city emotions are outlawed, residents are bar coded and are constantly monitored by the supercomputer known as Alpha 60 that rules the metropolis. Secret agent Lemmy Caution (Eddie Constantine) infiltrates the city, tasked with killing the creator of the computer, but finds himself fa... Read more
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 of Pans, and Godard and his photographers have succeeded in transforming it into a setting of dream­like beauty and poignancy His three characters iplayed by Anna karma Sami Frey and Claude Brasseur) are on t... Read more
Godard's plot involves four groups of people, or "families", whose paths intersect in the lobbies, dining rooms and bedrooms of the Hotel Concorde in Paris. A hotel detective. and his manic assistant are still trying to solve the two-year-old murder of a Prince in the hotel. They connect with a Mafia boss who is forever accompanied by a bodyguard, a young man and small girl. A husband and wife are... Read more
“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.... Read more
"Godard's full length take on 3D is bold, brilliant and exactly what the format needed." – Indiewire ... A dog explores a forest. A naked couple, in the midst of an affair, discuss the modern world. A windscreen wiper shifts water off laminated glass. ... One of the most anticipated films at this year's Cannes Film Festival, Jean-Luc Godard's Goodbye to Language shows that the 83-year-old auteur i... Read more
"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 Praise of Love (in Official Competition at Cannes 2001) is his most accessible film in years, it is also one of the finest of his illustrious career. ... "In Praise of Love is a film of two parts. The fir... Read more
... ... 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 'Godardian' experience, Soigne ta droite engages the viewer on its own modest level as the loquacious Godard offers a few thoughts on life and death. Again he plays a major on-screen role, wandering throug... Read more
"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 search of bankable projects and "meaning" in life and art, after a Chernobyl like disaster has destroyed all art and movies. Young Will tries to put Mr Lear and his daughter Cordelia (Molly Ringwald) i... Read more
"Its detached, discursive and sympathetic observation of the earnest foolishness of post-baccalaureate, pre-1968 Parisians is more acute, and more prophetic, than ever." – New York Times ... A young man, despondent at the vapidness of mid-1960s French youth culture, falls in love with an aspiring pop singer. They talk, and their relationship develops, but a connection is missing – as there is with... Read more
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', 'Purgatory' and 'Heaven''Notre Musique is a philosophical meditation on the impact of warfare upon the human psyche, filtered through the essence of cinema. Luminously photographed and emotionally resonant... Read more
“I saw Pierrot le fou by chance… I decided to make movies the same night.” - filmmaker Chantal Akerman. ... Marking a transition between Jean-Luc Godard's earlier works and his later more politically engaged films, Pierrot le fou recalls the gangster cool of Breathless while foreshadowing the apocalyptic visions of Week End. ... After abandoning his wife at a party, Ferdinand (Jean-Paul Belmondo) ... Read more
Prenom Carmen is quintessential Godard, but more immediately enjoyable than either Every Man for Himself or Passion. Godard credits Prosper Merimee as his source material, and this Carmen is as far removed from Bizet as it is from the recent films by Saura and Rosi. Most of the music is, in fact, by Beethoven; the action proceeds ellipticaily, interspersed with scenes of the Quator Prat ensemble r... Read more
Jean-Luc Godard's legendary film is a double-header of sorts: It is both an insightful portrait of a band's creative process and a provocative dissection of Western counter culture. Candid documentary footage of The Rolling Stones in the studio, developing songs for the Beggar's Banquet album, is intercut with a collage of surreal fictional vignettes probing subjects as diverse as Black Power, por... Read more
Awarded a Special Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Jean-Luc Godard’s challenging, ambitious new work finds the 87-year-old auteur pushing the boundaries of the art form once more. ... The Image Book is a missive on modern humanity in five parts: the act of remaking; societies in revolt; the movement of trains on railway lines; the principles of justice; the Middle East. An image fro... Read more
Made shortly after the Paris riots in 1968, Wind from the East underlines Godard's new approach and his refusal to make so-called commercial films and concentrate only on those that have a revolutionary bent or ideal. Here he continues his attempts at defining a new kind of non-bourgeois cinema. ... The film is divided into three parts, with Godard himself commenting upon the film throughout. Part... Read more
“It's not a musical - it's the idea of a musical.” - Jean-Luc Godard ... In stunning colour CinemaScope and featuring Karina, Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean-Claude Brialy at the peak of their popularity, A Woman Is a Woman is Godard's clever and playful tribute to the American musical and the comedies of Ernst Lubitsch. ... Karina plays a striptease artist who decides she wants to become pregnant “in... Read more
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