Jean-Luc Godard

  • Jean-Luc Godard – Éloge de l’amour (2001)

    2001-2010DramaFranceJean-Luc GodardRomance
    Éloge de l'amour (2001) (HD)
    Éloge de l’amour (2001) (HD)

    Someone we hear but don’t see talks of a project entitled Eloge de l’amour, which deals with the four key moments of love: the meeting, the physical passion, the quarrels and separation, the reconciliation. These moments are seen through three couples: young, adult and elderly. Is the project to be a play, a film, or even an opera? A sort of servant or assistant always accompanies the author of the project.

    Adults pose a real problem. Unlike old people or young people, an adult is hard to define without telling a story. The author of the project finally meets an extraordinary young woman. In fact, they had already met three years earlier when Edgar had by chance been present during a discussion between some Americans and the young woman’s grandparents. When he comes to tell the young woman that his project is on, Edgar learns that she has died.Read More »

  • Jean-Luc Godard – Notre musique AKA Our Music (2004)

    Jean-Luc Godard2001-2010ArthouseDramaFrance
    Notre musique (2004)
    Notre musique (2004)

    Notre Musique, is an indictment of modern times divided into three “kingdoms”: “Enfer” (“Hell”), “Purgatoire” (“Purgatory”) and “Paradis” (“Paradise”). A unqiue blend of almost abstract cinema, fiction, and documentary. It opens with a montage entitled “Hell”, which shows real and fictional footage of carnage: soldiers, atrocities, war. As brief as it is, the relentless and strangely beautiful barrage of violence is enough to make anybody despair of the human race.Read More »

  • Jean-Luc Godard – 2 ou 3 choses que je sais d’elle AKA 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (1967)

    Jean-Luc Godard1961-1970ArthouseFrance
    2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle (1967)
    2 ou 3 choses que je sais d’elle (1967)

    PLOT: In 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (2 ou 3 choses que je sais d’elle), Jean-Luc Godard beckons us ever closer, whispering in our ears as narrator. About what? Money, sex, fashion, the city, love, language, war: in a word, everything. Among the legendary French filmmaker’s finest achievements, the film takes as its ostensible subject the daily life of Juliette Janson (Marina Vlady), a housewife from the Paris suburbs who prostitutes herself for extra money. Yet this is only a template for Godard to spin off into provocative philosophical tangents and gorgeous images. 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her is perhaps Godard’s most revelatory look at consumer culture, shot in ravishing widescreen color by Raoul Coutard.Read More »

  • Jean-Luc Godard – Bande à part AKA Band of Outsiders (1964) (HD)

    Jean-Luc Godard1961-1970ComedyCrimeFrance
    Bande à part (1964) (HD)
    Bande à part (1964) (HD)

    Two crooks with a fondness for old Hollywood B-movies convince a languages student to help them commit a robbery.Read More »

  • Jean-Luc Godard – Le mépris aka Contempt (1963)

    Jean-Luc Godard1961-1970DramaFrance
    Le mépris (1963)
    Le mépris (1963)

    “C’est un film simple sur des choses compliquées”, this is how J.L. Godard once described Le mépris : “It’s a simple film about complicated things.”

    I. “Totalement, tendrement, tragiquement”
    II Cinecittà, “All kinds of real human beings.”
    III. Prokosch’s villa in Rome – “About the money and your wife”
    IV. In the appartment – “I’m not going, I’m not going”
    V. In the theater (where one sells lies)
    VI. Capri – “I have to know why you despise me”
    VII. “Adieu”
    VIII. Ithaque – “Silenzio!”Read More »

  • Jean-Luc Godard – Opération ”Béton” AKA Operation ”Concrete” (1953) (HD)

    Jean-Luc Godard1951-1960DocumentarySwitzerland
    Opération ''Béton'' (1953)
    Opération ”Béton” (1953)

    Jean-Luc Godard’s first film. After returning to Switzerland, Godard went to work as a manual worker at a dam building site, using the money he earned to buy a camera, and making a short documentary about the building of the Grand Dixence Dam.
    (Also known as Operation ”Concrete”.)Read More »

  • Anne-Marie Miéville – Après la réconciliation AKA After the Reconciliation (2000)

    Anne-Marie Miéville1991-2000ArthouseDramaSwitzerland
    Après la réconciliation (2000)
    Après la réconciliation (2000)

    Two women and two men meet, converse with one another and ask questions, even about the use of words, but especially about fundamental matters concerning happiness and love. Is the harmony of love reconcilable with wisdom and intelligence, with fear and fatigue? With humour, seriousness and pleasure, these men and women, who know the price of existence, seek their road together.Read More »

  • Jean-Luc Godard – Trailer of the Film That Will Never Exist: ‘Phony Wars’ (2023)

    Jean-Luc Godard2021-2030FranceShort Film
    Trailer of the Film That Will Never Exist ‘Phony Wars’ (2023)
    Trailer of the Film That Will Never Exist ‘Phony Wars’ (2023)

    Godard’s last film, a trailer for a movie that will never exist, shows a series of collages on what appears to be photographic paper, and is about Belgian surrealist/poet Charles Plisnier, who was expelled from the Communist party in 1937.

    Quote: A few months before he left the screen for all eternity, Jean-Luc Godard put the finishing touches to a one-of-a-kind, nineteen-minute short that the Festival de Cannes is honoured to present in a world première. Fabrice Aragno, one of his closest colleagues, reflects on how Drôles de guerres came to be — a film that sets out to ‘shape thought‘.Read More »

  • Mitra Farahani – À vendredi, Robinson AKA See You Friday, Robinson (2022)

    2021-2030DocumentaryFranceMitra Farahani

    A few years ago, Mitra Farahani had an idea. Could she engineer the encounter of two great filmmakers who, although they belong to the same generation, have never met in person: Jean-Luc Godard, the Swiss master who needs no introduction, and the lesser known Ebrahim Golestan, whose literary and film work is the bedrock of modern Iranian culture – two hermits of cinema’s technical and political revolution.Read More »

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