Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 66: Tue Mar 8

Le Mepris (Godard, 1963): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 8.50pm

This film, in the Big Screen Classics season, is also screened at BFI Southbank on March 1st and 12th. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
A tense, sensitive, and rigorous film by Jean-Luc Godard, based on Alberto Moravia's novel A Ghost at Noon. Michel Piccoli stars as a French screenwriter unable to counter the contempt that his wife (Brigitte Bardot) builds for him as he humbles himself before a producer (Jack Palance) and a legendary director (Fritz Lang). Made in 'Scope and color at the behest of producer Joseph Levine, who expected a big commercial success, this 1963 feature begins as an unlikely project for Godard but develops (some would say degenerates) into one of his most archly stylized films.
Dave Kehr

Here (and  above) is the trailer. 

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