Sunday, 17 January 2016

Capital Celluloid 2016 - Day 35: Thu Feb 4

Tout Va Bien (Godard, 1972): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 6.20pm


The BFI are running a major season devoted to Jean-Luc Godard from January to March. This film is also screens on February 6th. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Yves Montand, a former New Wave filmmaker, and his wife, Jane Fonda, get involved in a factory takeover in this 1972 self-styled “commercial” film by Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin. Actually, it's only a slight step back from Godard's hard-core political tracts, but the few concessions he does make—characters and a story, of sorts—go a long way toward making the rhetoric accessible. Jerry Lewis's famous cutaway set from 
The Ladies' Man is recycled to expose the factory's power structure; long lateral tracks across a bank of supermarket checkout lanes make a wry comment on the ethics of consumerism.
Dave Kehr


Here (and above) is an extract.

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