From 7th to 11th August with the support of the French Institute in Russia, the Khudozhestvenny cinema will host a retrospective “Godard. A new breath” by Jean-Luc Godard. Viewers will see five films from the 1960s, which have become iconic in the history of the French New Wave.
The program includes the dystopian noir “Alphaville” with the director’s first muse, Anna Karina, in the title role and the Franco-Italian film “Contempt” together with screenwriter Alberto Moravia. In addition, viewers will be able to see one of Godard’s most famous films: “Mad Pierrot”, the rebellious revolutionary manifesto “The Chinese Woman” and the main symbol of the French New Wave: “In the last breath”.
“Only the inimitable Jean-Luc Godard could pass off contemporary Paris as an alien city of the distant future, controlled by robots under the supervision of a supercomputer. In this terrible place, an American detective is looking for a maverick scientist, in order to complete the mission, he has to crush the System… This is the plot of the dystopia “Alphaville”, which will open the second part of our retrospective of the outstanding filmmaker of the twentieth century. It includes five intimate and monumental masterpieces by Godard, filmed by him over the course of just seven turbulent years in the elegant and unique 1960s,” says Stas Tyrkin, Khudozhestvenny’s program director.
Previously, the program of the Venice Film Festival was known. It will be held from August 30 to September 9. We tell you more here.