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Wind from the East

Le vent d'est

West Germany, Italy, 1970
  • French
  • English
Godard and the Dziga Vertov Group


A film about ideas and about how to express those ideas through the medium of film. It deals with the situation of a strike and moves through a series of practical and analytical passages (“an organization of shots”, in Godard’s words) into a finale based around the process of manufacturing weapons.

Our take

Next in our Dziga Vertov Group series is this oddball Marxist western playfully set against a pastoral backdrop and featuring Anne Wiazemsky and Gian Maria Volonté. With a propagandist voice-over and characters breaking the fourth wall, Godard and Gorin dismantle the idea of cinema as entertainment.

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