Saturday, 9 January 2016

Capital Celluloid 2016 - Day 29: Fri Jan 29

Vent D'est (Godard, 1969): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 8.40pm

This film (video) screens as part of the Jean-Luc Godard season that runs from January through to March and is also being shown on January 31st. You can find the full details here.

Time Out review:
Godard's target is representational cinema (Nixon-Paramount/Brezhnev-Mosfilm), and this film is one step in his struggle to create images and sounds that lie outside all ruling hegemonies. It's formulated as a barrage of angry sounds and a trickle of dramatically minimal images, returning constantly to a set of very basic questions: how can you represent oppression without being oppressive? Can you articulate revolutionary ideas without forging a new language to express them? Is any representation of a reactionary society bound to be politically wrong?
Tony Rayns

Here (and above) is an extract.

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