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Jean-Luc Godard, 1987
USA | English and French, Russian and Japanese with English subtitles | Format: 35mm | 90 minutes
"I must insist that this movie, which has already been postponed so many times, will reach the Cannes festival," says Cannon’s Menahem Golan to Godard under the opening movement of this eye-opening reconsideration of Shakespeare, couched within a story of the Bard's fictional ancestor (Peter Sellars), who is charged with the recreation of culture after the calamity of Chernobyl—he consults with a certain Dr. Pluggy, played by the director himself. The cast is as filled with stars as a northern sky, but the ravishing layers of sound and image and the profound faith in art are the real source of wonder.