WM Focus On: Jean-Luc Godard

WM Focus On: Jean-Luc Godard

Sundays in November

World Movies Channel Premiere

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  • WM Focus On: Jean-Luc Godard
  • Annabelle Fitzherbert
  • November 12, 2016

Sundays in November, World Movies celebrates the on-screen life of French-Swiss New Wave director, screenwriter, film critic and film pioneer, Jean-Luc Godard with his films Two or Three Things I Know About Her, Masculin Femin and Oh, Woe is Me.

WM Focus On: Jean-Luc Godard

Oh, Woe is Me (Hélas pour moi)
Sunday 13 November 7.05pm
Our collection kicks off this Sunday with the 1993 film Oh, Woe is Me (Hélas pour moi), a fantastical film about a man whose body is taken over by God in order to make love with his beautiful wife.

“Jean-Luc Godard’s Helas Pour Moi is beautiful, terse, perplexing, allusive as it is elusive-and a stunning experience if you’re prepared to bring to it near-total alertness and openness” – Los Angeles Times


Two or Three Things I Know About Her (2 ou 3 choses que je sais d’elle)
Sunday 20 November 7pm
Also showing is the 1967 film Two or Three things I Know About Her, a socially and stylistically radial film which disrupts the narrative boundaries of conventional cinema and shows Godard’s commentary on contemporary life.

“Despite some time-bound concerns and irritating conceits, the sheer energy of Godard’s dazzling sociological fable is enough to commend it. Paris and prostitution, seen through 24 hours in the life of a housewife-prostitute (Vlady), tell a story of selling yourself to buy happiness, but getting paid in bad dreams” – Time Out Magazine 

Masculin Femin
Sunday 27 November 6.45pm
Finally, we end with Masculin Feminin, about a young literary-wannabe who chases a budding pop star around and eventually gets involved in a ménage à quatre with the pop star and her roommates.

“Masculin Feminin is that rare movie achievement: a work of grace and beauty in a contemporary setting. Godard has liberated his feeling for modem youth from the American gangster-movie framework which limited his expressiveness and his relevance to the non-movie centered world” – New Republic

Don’t miss WM Focus On: Jean-Luc Godard, every Sunday night in November.

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