Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Capital Celluloid 2014 - Day 306: Mon Nov 3

Bande a Part (Godard, 1963): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 6.30pm

This film, part of the Passport to Cinema season at BFI Southbank, also screens on 2 November. Details here. Tonight's presentation will be introduced by Richard Combs.

Chicago Reader review:
A gangster story, sort of, by Jean-Luc Godard, who supposedly told his backers that he was going to make a sequel to Breathless and then delivered this mix of musical comedy, slapstick, violence, and incidental observations on politics and philosophy. Claude Brasseur, Sami Frey, and Anna Karina make fairly inept burglars, but they do a wonderful version of the "Steam Heat" number from Stanley Donen's The Pajama Game. This 1964 feature remains one of Godard's most appealing and underrated films, relatively relaxed and strangely optimistic.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the famous dance scene.

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