Grandeur et decadence d'un petit commerce de cinema

1985/Color/92mins/France, Switzerland




Category Special Screening
Director Jean-Luc Godard
Producer Pierre Grimblat
Screenplay Jean-Luc Godard
Cinematography Caroline Champetie, Serge Le Francois
Editor Jean-Luc Godard
Music Arvo Part, Bela Bartok, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Johnny Mitchell
Set NA
Costume NA
Cast Jean-Pierre Mocky (Jean Almereyda), Marie Valera (Eurydice), Jean-Pierre Leaud (Gaspard Bazin), Caroline Champetier(Carol)
Production Company TF1, Hamster Productions,Television Suisse-Romande, JLG Films, RTL
World Sales Capricci Films, Les Bookmakers
Festival/Awards NA

A director is determined to save his failing career. He uses an assembly line to audition actors, hustles Germans for production money, and discusses film history with filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard.

Director:
Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Luc Godard is a French-Swiss film director, screenwriter and film critic. He is often identified with the 1960s French film movement French New Wave. Many of Godard's films challenge the conventions of traditional Hollywood in addition to French cinema. He is often considered the most radical French filmmaker of the 1960s and 1970s; his approach in film conventions, politics and philosophies made him arguably the most influential director of the French New Wave. Along with showing knowledge of film history through homage and references, several of his films expressed his political views; he was an avid reader of existential and Marxist philosophy.