Deux opus : en Bosnie-Herzegovine, le drame d'un groupe de comédiens venus interpréter une pièce de Musset et qui se retrouvent prisonniers de miliciens serbes. Ailleurs, les difficultés d'un metteur en scène de cinéma, Vicky Vitalis, qui doit se plier aux exigences castratrices d'un producteur ..... www.cinefiches.com
Godard's obsession with thought, and with producing a cinema of the thought, goes side by side with a profound veneration of reality's unsolving mysteries. The sea, the wind, a machine gun or a piano, music, cinema, faces, colours, hands or feet, everything is shot with such beauty that Godard can only be the most beautiful person alive. I could just close my eyes and listen to the sound. But the images are perfect.
Perhaps for ever a divisive Godard, but the new blu ray makes a strong case that perhaps now is the time to reclaim FEM (some truly gorgeous image-making on display here) and place it beside the better appreciated gems in JLG's remarkable late period. cinema is a confrontation with entropy; art and politics are forever put painfully in relief — quintessentially Godardian.
Extraordinarily intelligent, possibly. As one of the characters in the film said about the work of an obscure philosophy writer whom mostly only well-educated and cultured people are likely to recognize, "It was saying nothing. Or something I do not understand. Somewhere between the two." At least the quote was something like that. It's hard to tell with the shitty New Yorker Video DVD subtitles.