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FOR EVER GODARD: A RETROSPECTIVE

FOR EVER GODARD: A RETROSPECTIVE

MUBI is delighted to present to you a cycle dedicated to the most iconic director of the French New Wave, Jean-Luc Godard. First a combative and ingenious film critic and then a near-mythical figure of the revolutionary modernist cinema of the 1960s, Godard has continued to push the beauty and the boundaries of film through the present day. Whether working with pop stars or cutting edge technology, he has never ceased to question his beloved 7th art, placing the cinematic image at the center of his thinking, appreciation, and critique of the world. An auteur precious to our understanding of the 20th (and 21st) century, we would like to honor Godard with this tour through his images.

Le gai savoir

Jean-Luc Godard France, 1969

Between 1960 and 1969, Godard made 17(!) features in a great burst of radical creativity. Le gai savoir, his final film of the 60s, is a work of pared-down invention and subversive pop montage, in which two beguiling icons of the New Wave (Jean-Pierre Léaud and Juliet Berto) take center stage.

La chinoise

Jean-Luc Godard France, 1967

It’s time for a revolution! Inaugurating New Wave icon Jean-Luc Godard’s overtly political cinema, La chinoise is both prelude and prophecy of May ’68. A molotov cocktail of raw Maoism, pop colors, savage satire, and the romantic timelessness of Anne Wiazemsky and Jean-Pierre Léaud.

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