Redoubtable (Le Redoubtable)

  • Dir: Michel Hazanavicius

  • France, 2017, 107 mins, DCP

  • Cast: Louis Garrel, Stacy Martin, Bérénice Bejo

A biopic? About Jean-Luc Godard’s love life? Not quite. Yes, the film is based on his young wife Anne Wiazemsky’s memoir One Year Later, but Oscar-winning-director Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) aims higher than a failed marriage story. Focusing on France’s civil unrest during May 1968, the film asserts a playful attitude in depicting the drastic change of the French New Wave pioneer towards a revolutionary political approach. Naturally, the film is no short of Godardian pastiche and in-jokes, on top of visual and stylistic homages to the great maestro, with a glimpse of La Chinoise and Wind from the East. Yet, Godard finds no reason to smile.

2017 Cannes Film Festival, In Competition

Screening:

  • Fest Faves

    Tickets available at screening venue on screening date 20/08/2017 (Sun)
    14:30
    Tickets available at screening venue on screening date 28/08/2017 (Mon)
    19:30

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