Three from Jean-Luc Godard

Three from Jean-Luc Godard

It might seem like a contradiction to say that one of the most influential artists of the last 60+ years was also one of the most inimitable, but Godard, whose death in 2022 marked the end of a cinematic era, was nothing if not a figure steeped in contradiction. This selection of three films can’t hope to encompass the whole of Godard’s restless innovation, but it does give a taste of the bitter romanticism and cynical compassion that define his revolutionary body of work as a whole.

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Three from Jean-Luc Godard
  • The Image Book

    Directed by Jean-Luc Godard | 84 mins | 2019
    A cinematic collage, an esoteric essay film, a wide-reaching, freewheeling ontological history of the moving image, and a sorrowful survey of the fallen world at the beginning of the 21st century, Special Palme d’Or winner The Image Book is a labyrinth...

  • Goodbye to Language

    Directed by Jean-Luc Godard | 70 mins | 2014
    An innovator to the end, Godard’s penultimate feature finds him experimenting with the possibilities of digital 3D, using the technology to plot the disintegration of both a couple’s relationship and the images of the relationship. A film of unpreceden...

  • La Chinoise

    Directed by Jean-Luc Godard | 96 mins | 1967
    Jean-Pierre Léaud, Juliet Berto, and Anne Wiazemsky co-star in Godard’s rouge-tinted, slogan-splattered political comedy concerning five innocents passing their summer vacation in a shared apartment by discoursing on Mao, performing agitprop theater, a...