Sun 30 Aug - Tue 1 Sept

Le Mépris

Cert. 15

Classics

Contempt

103 mins

in French with English subtitles

France / Italy | 1963 | col | dir. Jean-Luc Godard, with Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli, Jack Palance, Fritz Lang | new print

Unusually cast and playfully shot, Godard’s masterly hymn to cinema features Michel Piccoli and Brigitte Bardot as a couple whose marriage begins to fall apart while they are both on the island of Capri during the shooting of a film directed by Fritz Lang. As Camille, Bardot splendidly chips the male clichés over women in this legendary part.

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