La Chinoise

  • Dir: Jean-Luc Godard

  • France, 1967, 96 mins, DCP

  • Cast: Anne Wiazemsky, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Juliet Berto

Caught by the fire of romanticism ignited by the Chinese Cultural Revolution, five leftist radicals in Paris struggle to advance their revolutionary aims. With Mao’s little red book in hand, their political child’s play progressively goes beyond sheer theatrical nonsense, as their terrorist goal turns into an action plan of assassinating the Soviet Minister of Culture. Godard extends his political rebellion into cinematic revolution, boldly experimenting variations of color, text, comic strips and interview sequences. Radical as it might have appeared, it turned out to be remarkably prophetic in light of the events of May 1968.

1967 Venice Film Festival, Special Jury Prize

Package Discount: 30% discount to each purchase of standard tickets of both La Chinoise & Celine and Julie Go Boating

20/8/2017 (Sun): Post-screening talk with William Lau


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