Structured into four distinct but tangentially related parts, Jean-Luc Godard’s postmodern rumination on the role of art plays out in a variety of locales honing in on the horrors of war and the need to create order by way of beauty. An elderly film director is working on an art film. His daughter goes to war-torn Sarajevo to stage an Alfred de Musset play. A youth orchestra plays Mozart in a grand music hall. For admirers of Godard, this densely packed fugue is something, as The New York Times‘s Stephen Holden wrote, to be savored.
In French with English subtitles