Jean-Luc Godard, 2004
France/Switzerland | English and French, Arabic and other languages with English subtitles | Format: 35mm | 80 minutes
For many years, Godard has scored his films with pre-existing music, a great deal of it released by Manfred Eicher’s ECM Records. Nôtre musique began as a film about ECM and Eicher, but, as has happened so often with Godard, it slowly changed over the years into something wholly different: a three-chapter (Hell, Purgatory and Paradise) meditation on the city of Sarajevo in the wake of the Bosnian war, on Palestine and Israel, on war itself. It is one of Godard’s most tonally delicate works, shifting from ferocity to somber calm to harmony between people and nature.
Je vous salue Sarajevo (J.-L. Godard, France, 1993, 2m)