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Screening + Panel: A Short History of Jean-Luc Godard
Following his most recent full-length works, Goodbye to Language, Jean-Luc Godard pushes his exploration of words, sounds and images to vivid new extremes in this complex, dizzying mosaic of film, essay and collage. This polyphonic discourse about the contemporary condition shows Godard, at 87, as intransigently and vitally confrontational as ever and won him a Special Palme d’Or in Cannes this year.
In celebration of MUBI’s release of Jean-Luc Godard’s latest opus, The Image Book, five critics will attempt to précis the entire career of this godhead of challenging and invigorating auteur cinema. Come with us on a journey through the mischievous genre riffs of the 60s, the surreal, left-wing polemics of the 70s, the playful self-reflection of the 80s, attempts to wrestle with the canon in the 90s, and structuralist experimentation in the 00s.
Elena Lazic is a freelance film writer who has contributed to Little White Lies, MUBI and Seventh Row,
Craig Williams is one third of the Badlands film programming collective,
Jonathan Romney is a writer and critic for Sight & Sound, Film Comment and The Observer,
Dr Erika Balsom is a Senior Lecturer in film studies at King’s College, London.
David Jenkins is editor of Little White Lies and will moderate the panel.
See other screenings of The Image Book here
See also Bande à Part by Jean-Luc Godard
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