Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Capital Celluloid 2016 - Day 8: Fri Jan 8

Les Carabiniers (Godard, 1963): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 8.30pm

This film (35mm) screens as part of the Jean-Luc Godard season that runs from January through to March and is also being shown on January 2nd. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Jean-Luc Godard set out in 1963 to deliberately make a war film that would be neither dramatically involving nor formally compelling—and he succeeded so brilliantly that the film was seen as a disaster, precisely because the liberal-humanist critics of the time were being educated by it rather than reassured. A vitally important film, in terms of Godard's notions of form and in terms of his growing political awareness, it tells of two peasants drafted into the king's army, whose victories on the battlefields lead to their execution as traitors when diplomacy takes a characteristic turn.
Don Druker

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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