Livre d'image

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Le Livre d'image

Image Book

Jean-Luc Godard
CH, 2018
Features, 85min, OmdU

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Le Livre d'image

Jean-Luc Godard
CH, 2018
Features, 85min, OmdU

Cast: 
Jean-Luc Godard
Dimitri Basil
Camera: 
Fabrice Aragno
Editor: 
Jean-Luc Godard
Fabrice Aragno
Jean-Paul Battaggia
Nicole Brenez
Decoration: 
Jean-Paul Battaggia

Production: 
Casa Azul Films
Ecran Noir Productions
World Sales: 
Wild Bunch
Distribution in Austria: 
Cinestar
Format: 
DCP
Color and Black/White

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 von Fabrice Aragno und Nicole Brenez.

Jean-Luc Godard: À BOUT DE SOUFFLE (1959), UNE FEMME EST UNE FEMME (1961), LE PETIT SOLDAT (1963), LES CARABINIERS (1963), LE MÉPRIS (1963), BANDE À PART (1964), ALPHAVILLE (1965), PIERROT LE FOU (1965), MASCULIN FÉMININ (1966), MADE IN U.S.A (1966), LA CHINOISE (1967), WEEK END (1967), SAUVE QUI PEUT HLA VIEJ (1980), TOUT VA BIEN (1972, mit Jean Pierre Gorin), ICI ET AILLEURS (1976), SAUVE QUI PEUT (LA VIE) (1980), PASSION (1982), PRÉNOM CARMEN (1983), DÉTECTIVE (1985), ALLEMAGNE 90 NEUF ZÉRO (1991), ELOGE DE L’AMOUR (2001), NOTRE MUSIQUE (2004), VRAI FAUX PASSEPORT (2006), TRIBUTE TO ÉRIC ROHMER HSHORTJ (2010), FILM SOCIALISME (2010)