Tag: Jean-Luc Godard

Six in Paris (1965) 6.8

Six in Paris (1965)

Six vignettes set in different sections of Paris, by six directors. St. Germain des Pres (Douchet), Gare du Nord (Rouch), Rue St. Denis (Pollet), and Montparnasse et Levallois (Godard) are stories of love, flirtation and...

How Is It Going? (1976) 6

How Is It Going? (1976)

A film about politics and the media, in which two workers in a newspaper plant attempt to make a film.::drn5...

Here and Elsewhere (1976) 7.2

Here and Elsewhere (1976)

Godard, Miéville and Gorin (aka the "Dziga Vertov Group") examine the parallel lives of two families - one French, one Palestinian - using an exploratory combination of film and video.::Josh Martin ...

Band of Outsiders (1964) 7.7

Band of Outsiders (1964)

A triangle: Franz, Arthur, and Odile. Franz, a young man with Alain Delon good looks, has met Odile in an English class. She lives in Joinville with wealthy benefactors and has mentioned to Franz that Mr. Stolz keeps a p...

See You at Mao (1970) 6.1

See You at Mao (1970)

Filmed in the UK in 1969, this documentary by Godard and the Dziga Vertov Group represents an analysis of production and the status of women in capitalist society and a speculation about class consciousness and the need ...

Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak (1960) 6.4

Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak (1960)

Two young people, Walter and Charlotte, are walking through a small village in Switzerland a snowy winter day. Walter introduces Charlotte to Clara, hoping to make Charlotte jealous. After saying good-bye to Clara, Walte...

A Woman Is a Woman (1961) 7.5

A Woman Is a Woman (1961)

Sometimes, solemn but somehow empty vows of love and devotion are just not good enough, and a simple "I love you" may prove to be insufficient. As a result, Angela, a tall, slender, and graceful exotic dancer, has set he...

Contempt (1963) 7.6

Contempt (1963)

Paul Javal is a writer who is hired to make a script for a new movie about Ulysses more commercial, which is to be directed by Fritz Lang and produced by Jeremy Prokosch. But because he let his wife Camille drive with Pr...

Alphaville (1965) 7.1

Alphaville (1965)

Lemmy Caution, an American private-eye, arrives in Alphaville, a futuristic city on another planet. His very American character is at odds with the city's ruler, an evil scientist named Von Braun, who has outlawed love a...

First Name: Carmen (1983) 6.5

First Name: Carmen (1983)

Carmen is a member of a terrorist gang who falls in love with a young police officer guarding a bank that she and her cohorts try to rob. She leads him on while dragging the two of them closer to their ultimate doom. Jea...

Every Man for Himself (1980) 6.8

Every Man for Himself (1980)

An examination of sexual relationships, in which three protagonists interact in different combinations.::drn5...

Far from Vietnam (1967) 7.4

Far from Vietnam (1967)

In seven different segments, Godard, Klein, Lelouch, Marker, Resnais and Varda show their sympathy and support for the North Vietnamese army during the Vietnam war....

Goodbye to Language (2014) 5.9

Goodbye to Language (2014)

The idea is simple: A married woman and a single man meet. They love, they argue, fists fly. A dog strays between town and country. The seasons pass. The man and woman meet again. The dog finds itself between them. The o...

Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind the Clown (2016) (TV) 8.1

Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind the Clown (2016) (TV)

Since the early days, Jerry Lewis - in the line of Chaplin, Keaton and Laurel - had the masses laughing with his visual gags, pantomime sketches and signature slapstick humor. Yet Lewis was far more than just a clown. He...

Le Petit Soldat (1963) 7.2

Le Petit Soldat (1963)

During the Algerian war for independence from France, a young Frenchman living in Geneva who belongs to a right-wing terrorist group and a young woman who belongs to a left-wing terrorist group meet and fall in love. Com...

Mr. X, a Vision of Leos Carax (2014) 6.6

Mr. X, a Vision of Leos Carax (2014)

The image of a mysterious, solitary filmmaker - a cineaste maudit - who flees from both the media and the public, is unrelentingly bound to the figure of Leos Carax, in France. Elsewhere, the real focus is on his films a...

The Image Book-2018 6.3

The Image Book-2018

Do you still remember how, long ago, we trained our thoughts? Most often we'd start from a dream. We wondered how, in total darkness, colours of such intensity could emerge within us. In a soft, low voice. Saying great t...

Keep Your Right Up-1987 6.2

Keep Your Right Up-1987

A film with idiotic prince and Rita Mitsouko who records a new album.::film critic Lalit Rao (FIPRESCI)...

Tout Va Bien-1972 6.6

Tout Va Bien-1972

Jean-Luc Godard dissects the structure of society, movies, love and revolution. He asks compelling questions: Can love survive a relationship? Can ideology survive revolution? He also looks at the French student riots of...

Sympathy for the Devil-1968 6.3

Sympathy for the Devil-1968

Godard's documentation of late 1960s Western counter-culture, examining the Black Panthers, referring to works by LeRoi Jones and Eldridge Cleaver. Other notable subjects are the role of news media, the mediated image, a...

Le Vent d’Est-1970 6

Le Vent d’Est-1970

A filmic essay on class struggle which draws on images from westerns but has no plot and is both an experiment in making a revolutionary film and an interrogation of how successfully such a film can be revolutionary....

Pierrot le Fou-1965 7.6

Pierrot le Fou-1965

Ferdinand Griffon, married to a wealthy Italian wife, has recently been fired from the television station where he worked. His wife forces him to go to a party at the home of her influential father, who wants to introduc...

Vivre Sa Vie-1962 8

Vivre Sa Vie-1962

This film explores a Parisian woman's descent into prostitution. The movie is comprised of a series of 12 "tableaux"-- scenes which are basically unconnected episodes, each presented with a worded introduction....

Vladimir et Rosa-1971 6

Vladimir et Rosa-1971

In Godard and Gorin's free interpretation of the Chicago Eight trial, Judge Hoffman becomes Judge Himmler (who doodles notes on Playboy centerfolds), the Chicago Eight become microcosms of French revolutionary society, a...

Breathless-1960 7.9

Breathless-1960

Michel Poiccard, an irresponsible sociopath and small-time thief, steals a car and impulsively murders the motorcycle policeman who pursues him. Now wanted by the authorities, he renews his relationship with Patricia Fra...

Breathless-1983 5.9

Breathless-1983

Jesse has to get out of Las Vegas quickly, and steals a car to drive to L.A. On the way he shoots a police man. When he makes it to L.A. he stays with Monica, a girl he has only known for a few days. As the film progress...

2 or 3 Things I Know About Her-1967 6.8

2 or 3 Things I Know About Her-1967

In this film, 'Her' refers to both Paris, the character of Juliette Janson and the actress playing her, Marina Vlady. The film is a kind of dramatised documentary, illustrating and exaggerating the emotionless lives of c...