Les Carabiniers


Film runs
Thu, Oct 17
Fri, Oct 18

Les Carabiniers
Jean-Luc Godard, 1963
France/Italy | French with English subtitles | Format: 35mm | 80 minutes

Godard’s bolt from the blue, shot to evoke the look and the energy of early cinema, about two lame-brained guys in an imaginary country who leave their wives to go to war, where they pillage and plunder and from which they later return with their spoils. An assault on the audience, explicitly derived from Brecht, the film was destroyed by critics and ignored by audiences. Half a century later, it is one of Godard’s most curious films, as visually rich as it is tonally coarse and blunt.

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

Venue: Francesca Beale Theater, Howard Gilman Theater

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