THE IMAGE BOOK / LE LIVRE D’IMAGE (N/C 15+)
Jean-Luc Godard reprises many of his familiar ideas, but with an unexpected urgency and visceral strangeness. It’s an essay ﬁlm with the body-language of a horror movie, avowedly taking Godard’s traditional concerns with the ethical status of cinema and history and looking to the Arab world and indirectly examining our Orientalism – Godard cites the Conradian phrase for a culture held “under Western eyes”. The veteran auteur has assembled a mosaic of clips and fragments that will engage, perplex and bemuse. Recipient of a Special Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Director Jean-Luc Godard | 2018 | Switzerland / France | 85 mins
A sense of momentousness… It felt as though we were getting the Godard bulletin on the state of the world. – Variety
London Ciné Lumière | Saturday 10th November 18:00
Edinburgh Filmhouse | Thursday 22nd November 20:40
Belfast Queen’s Theatre | (Date and time in venue brochure and website)
Bristol Watershed | Sunday 16th December (time in venue brochure)