Hélas pour moi


Film runs
Sun, Oct 20
Fri, Oct 25

Hélas pour moi
Jean-Luc Godard, 1993
France/Switzerland | French with English subtitles | Format: 35mm | 95 minutes

A detective (Bernard Verley) tries to verify a visitation from God, who has inhabited the body of Simon (Gérard Depardieu) in order to lie with his wife Rachel (Laurence Masliah). But Godard’s version of the legend of Zeus’s seduction of Alcmene in the form of Amphitryon is a secret journey through sound, light and shadow to the world of a man and a woman. Depardieu left halfway through, but Godard built a new film from his original conception and created a work of splendor and ferocity.

Series: Jean-Luc Godard – The Spirit of the Forms

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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