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Synopsis

Godard, as only Godard can, is bringing us an essay on the visual age, on our perception, on the state of things – and cinema: Do you still remember how, long ago, we trained our thoughts? Most often we’d start from a dream…

We wondered how, in total darkness, colours of such intensity could emerge within us. In a soft, low voice Saying great things, Surprising, deep and accurate matters. Image and words Like a bad dream written on a stormy night. Under western eyes. The lost paradises. War is here. From its start in Cannes the film was intensly debated: Such a deconstruction has lately found its home more in museums than on the big screen. The density of fragments leaves the viewer as bewildered as enriched.

Its hypnotic quality running on for the whole of its 84 minutes, sustained by the filmmakers voice. Fragments flow in Arabic, English, French, Italian - a global dream. „Livre d’Images” therefore explores the magic quality of cinema – and what’s left of it.

Christoph Gröner

Director
Jean-Luc Godard

(b. 1930) worked as a writer and critic for La Gazette du Cinéma and the influential Cahiers du Cinéma. He was instrumental in the formation of the French New Wave and his first feature, “Breathless” (1960), established him as a leading figure in international cinema. To this day he has made over 60 full-length fiction films and documentaries.

Filmography
  • valik/selected: À bout de souffle (Viimsel hingetõmbel, 1960)
  • Vivre sa vie (It’s My Life, 1962)
  • Le Mépris (1963)
  • Bande à part (The Outsiders, 1964)
  • Alphaville (1965)
  • Pierrot le fou (Hull Pierrot, 1965)
  • Masculin, féminin (1966)
  • Weekend (1967)
  • 2 ou 3 choses que je sais d’elle (Two or Three Things I Know About Her, 1967)
  • Sauve qui peut (la vie (Every Man for Himself, 1979)
  • JLG par JLG (1994)
  • Notre Musique (Meie muusika, PÖFF 2004)
  • Film Socialism (Sotsialism, PÖFF 2010)
  • Adieu au langage (Goodbye to Language, PÖFF 2014, Ponts de Sarajevo (Bridges of Sarajevo, 2014)
  • Le livre d'image (The Image Book, 2018)
Mon, 19.11.2018
6:30 pm
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 3
041106
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 041106
Sun, 25.11.2018
8:15 pm
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 3
101107
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 101107
Film info
Countries: Switzerland, France
Year: 2018
Duration: 84 minutes
Languages: French, English, Arabic, Italian
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Producer: Fabrice Aragno
Writer: Jean-Luc Godard
DOP: Fabrice Aragno
Montage: Jean-Luc Godard, Fabrice Aragno
Composer: ECM Records
Productions: Casa Azul Films, Ecran Noir Productions
Festivals: Cannes (Palme d'Or Spéciale, Special Award), Toronto,  San Sebastián, Busan, London
Synopsis

Godard, as only Godard can, is bringing us an essay on the visual age, on our perception, on the state of things – and cinema: Do you still remember how, long ago, we trained our thoughts? Most often we’d start from a dream…

We wondered how, in total darkness, colours of such intensity could emerge within us. In a soft, low voice Saying great things, Surprising, deep and accurate matters. Image and words Like a bad dream written on a stormy night. Under western eyes. The lost paradises. War is here. From its start in Cannes the film was intensly debated: Such a deconstruction has lately found its home more in museums than on the big screen. The density of fragments leaves the viewer as bewildered as enriched.

Its hypnotic quality running on for the whole of its 84 minutes, sustained by the filmmakers voice. Fragments flow in Arabic, English, French, Italian - a global dream. „Livre d’Images” therefore explores the magic quality of cinema – and what’s left of it.

Christoph Gröner

Director
Jean-Luc Godard

(b. 1930) worked as a writer and critic for La Gazette du Cinéma and the influential Cahiers du Cinéma. He was instrumental in the formation of the French New Wave and his first feature, “Breathless” (1960), established him as a leading figure in international cinema. To this day he has made over 60 full-length fiction films and documentaries.

Filmography
  • valik/selected: À bout de souffle (Viimsel hingetõmbel, 1960)
  • Vivre sa vie (It’s My Life, 1962)
  • Le Mépris (1963)
  • Bande à part (The Outsiders, 1964)
  • Alphaville (1965)
  • Pierrot le fou (Hull Pierrot, 1965)
  • Masculin, féminin (1966)
  • Weekend (1967)
  • 2 ou 3 choses que je sais d’elle (Two or Three Things I Know About Her, 1967)
  • Sauve qui peut (la vie (Every Man for Himself, 1979)
  • JLG par JLG (1994)
  • Notre Musique (Meie muusika, PÖFF 2004)
  • Film Socialism (Sotsialism, PÖFF 2010)
  • Adieu au langage (Goodbye to Language, PÖFF 2014, Ponts de Sarajevo (Bridges of Sarajevo, 2014)
  • Le livre d'image (The Image Book, 2018)