Le Gai Savoir

1969, France, 95m, DCP

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Screened July 28–August 10, 2017

Post-La Chinoise (and May ’68), Godard reteams with Léaud and Berto for this even more radical experiment, positioning his performers in the limbo of a black soundstage, lit by a single floodlight, as they interrogate the very meaning of language. Through the darkness and didacticism, this is paradoxically one of Godard’s most vibrant and direct expressions, a film of great purity, freedom, and feeling, an underseen work crucial in understanding his development as an artist. A Kino Lorber release.

In French with English subtitles

World premiere of new 2K restoration

A film by Jean-Luc Godard

One of Godard’s most beautiful, most visually lucid movies.”

The New York Times