A great examination about the end of Europe, his failure to connect with the « others », the dead of language, and the power of digital film and the paquebot to testify all that. Some of the most striking images of the century. Barely comprehensible (but relatively « accessible »), but essential for any late Godard's fan.
Jean-Luc Godard has always, to an increasing degree, attempted to deconstruct what film and cinema can be but I think he's crossed the line here. Film Socialism is not a film. In fact I don't know what it is. But whatever it is, it seems to follow Godard's "throw everything at the wall and see whatever sticks" agenda, which has become terribly annoying of late.
Honestly, I don't even try to understand all of Godard's political ramblings. Socialism, Communism, Maoism, ism, ism, ism. I just love the images, the color, the composition, the jagged flow that comes together so perfectly.We could praise or criticize Godard endlessly; I am just glad he's still around, making pictures.