VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Grandeur et décadence d'un petit commerce de cinéma

V' 17

Grandeur et décadence d'un petit commerce de cinéma

The Rise and Fall of a Small Film Company

Jean-Luc Godard
F/CH, 1986
Fiction, 92min, OmeU

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Grandeur et décadence d'un petit commerce de cinéma

Jean-Luc Godard
F/CH, 1986
Fiction, 92min, OmeU

Actors: 
Jean-Pierre Léaud
Gaspar Bazin
Jean-Pierre Mocky
Jean Almereyda
Marie Valéra
Euridice
Anne Carrel
Carole
Jean-Luc Godard
Screenplay: 
Jean-Luc Godard
based on a novel by James Hadley Chase
Sound: 
François Musy
Pierre-Alain Besse
Camera: 
Caroline Champetier
Serge Le François
Pierre Bingelli (Video)
Editor: 
Jean-Luc Godard
Composer: 
Béla Bartók
Leonard Cohen
Bob Dylan
Janis Joplin
Joni Mitchell

Production: 
JLG Films
TF1
Hamster Produktion
World Sales: 
Capricci Films
Format: 
DCP
Color

Originally made for the French TV show “Série Noire“, GRANDEUR ET DÉCADENCE D’UN PETIT COMMERCE DE CINÉMA can be seen as Jean-Luc Godard’s determined bid to demythologise the moviemaking process to a higher plain. Ostensibly seeking to greenlight an adaptation of a James Hadley Chase novel, Jean-Pierre Léaud as a director and Jean-Pierre Mocky as a producer mull over the meaning and purpose of cinema. While eyeing beauteous new actresses with a dash of lasciviousness, the pair are also keeping track of would-be backers with more than a dash of cunning manipulation. “Truth is an arrow and the gate is narrow that it passes through.” (Bob Dylan, “When He returns”)

With PROMENADE DANS LE GAI SAVOIR