November 2018, arsenal cinema

French Film Week – Special: 
LE LIVRE D’IMAGE

LE LIVRE D'IMAGE, 2018

The most recent work by 87-year-old Jean-Luc Godard, which premiered this year in Cannes, is another mosaic stone in his lifelong exploration of the relationship between the image and being. Once again, he rethinks the rules of cinema: silent film scenes are followed by execution videos from the Internet, images are processed and placed in a dissonant relationship with the polyphonic, multi-lingual soundtrack. Divided into five chapters, Godard equally reflects on the most important social and political themes of the last years, such as the consequences of the Arab Spring and the power of digital techniques. “I need an entire day to tell the story of a single second”, says Godard in voiceover. “In order to tell the story of an hour, I need a whole life”. (gv) (29.11.) With the friendly support of the Institut français.