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Film info: Godard, l'amour, la poésie...

Film Information

Original Title Godard, l'amour, la poésie...
English Title Godard, Love and Poetry...
Director Luc Lagier
Year 2007
Format Digibeta
Colour Color + B&W
Duration 53 min
  • Charles Bitsch, Raoul Coutard, Jean Douchet, Jean-Paul Savignac
  • Guión: Luc Lagier
  • Fotografía: Magali Roucaut, Alexandre Auque
  • Montaje: Alexandre Auque
  • Producción: Jean-Stéphane Michaux


The male lead of this documentary is named Jean-Luc Godard. The girl’s name is Angela, Nana, Veronica, Natacha, Odile, and Marianne; her name is Anna Karina. They were together for only five years, between 1960 and 1965 –from Breathless’ black and white metaphoric explosion to the full colored one featured in Pierrot le Fou. He wrote and filmed; she inspired him and gave her face and her voice to some unforgettable women, and lit up entire films with her eyes. Lagier believes JLG left clues that are printed on celluloid (in A Woman is a Woman, Vivre Sa Vie, Le Petit Soldat, Alphaville, Band of Outsiders, and Pierrot le Fou, but also in the films he made without AK during that period, especially Contempt). They are ever changing symbols of that love for a woman that’s inseparable from his love for cinema. And Lagier goes out to find them with cryptic intelligence, among fragments placed on a split screen, photographs observed through a magnifying glass, a handful of interviews, and Anna Karina’s voice. And he finds a film about love that’s also a history of cinema just like Godard would have told it.

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