Wind from the East


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Thu, Oct 17


Wind from the East

Jean-Luc Godard 1970
Italy/France/West Germany | French with English subtitles | Format: 16mm | 100 minutes

In 1969, the radical student leader Daniel Cohn-Bendit suggested the idea of making a left-wing spaghetti western in Italy to Godard, who wrote a story about the kidnapping of an executive by strikers and asked the left-wing Italian actor Gian-Maria Volonté to star. When the shoot devolved into complete chaos, Godard brought in his young friend Jean-Pierre Gorin, who was recuperating from a motorcycle accident. In the editing room, at Gorin’s urging, the film was re-shaped from a chronological narrative into a conceptually manufactured propaganda tool.

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

Venue: Howard Gilman Theater

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