Le Livre d'image

Image Book
Jean-Luc Godard
CH 2018
85 min

Auch im fortgeschrittenen Alter von 87 Jahren zeigt Godard, dass er in seiner speziellen Nische noch einmal eine ganz eigene Klasse bildet. Wie die Werke zuvor ist auch dieses ein experimenteller Gedankenstrom, der in einer akribischen Montageleistung zahllose Clips verbindet, zu denen (Stumm-)Filmfetzen genauso gehören wie ISIS-Hinrichtungs-Videos. Während der kinopassionierte Filmemacher dabei anhand visueller Verfremdungen sein eigenes Remake all dieser Schnipsel erschafft, murmelt er aus dem Off fast geisterhaft seine Reflexionen: über Gewalt, Krieg, die Lage der Menschheit. Zugänglicher als früher, herausfordernd nichtsdestoweniger. (Sascha Rettig)

In Anwesenheit von Fabrice Aragno und Nicole Brenez.


An absolute deconstruction of the sign, far from any structure of thought, is what is staged by Jean-Luc Godard in his most recent work. In line with his latest works – from HISTOIRE(S) DU CINEMA to ADIEU AU LANGAGE – this anarchic encyclopedic essay is yet another cinematographic leap into the abyss wherein a visual and linguistic exploration of the historical past and the social present collides with a perpetual sensory stimulation in which image and word become one and, at the same time, counterpoints. Employing a post-human aesthetics, Godard radically transforms the image and transits between formats, sound, visual fragments, and ideas that are contrasted and complemented, destroyed but also potentiated by their juxtaposition. A sonorous, conceptual, and visual investigation in a five chapters cinematic scrapbook that seeks to unravel the history both of humanity and cinema by digitally editing and cropping Da Vinci’s St. John the Baptist, blending Google with Rimbaud, Impressionism with Rilke, Michael Bay with the history of the Arab world, all under the guiding thread of contrasting the creative and self-destructive instincts of the human being. LE LIVRE thus conceives a rhetorical cinematic question and a sensory experience that, a priori, understands itself as unsolvable. (Pedro Segura Bernal)

In the presence of Fabrice Aragno und Nicole Brenez.

  • Jean-Luc Godard
  • Dimitri Basil
  • Fabrice Aragno
  • Jean-Luc Godard
  • Jean-Paul Battaggia
  • Nicole Brenez
  • Fabrice Aragno
  • Jean-Paul Battaggia
Casa Azul Films, Ecran Noir Productions

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