"The Image Book" (2018) | Jean-Luc Godard - Triangle Premiere
New Releases/Global Cinema
[2nd showing tomorrow night]
The Image Book
(Jean Luc Godard, 2018, 84 min, Switzerland, French, English, Arabic, Italian and German, Color, DCP)
-- Introduced by Prof. Anne-Gaëlle Saliot (Romance Studies)
The legendary Jean-Luc Godard adds to his legacy with this ambitious collage film essay. Fans of his sprawling, multi-part Histoire(s) du Cinema series will have some idea of what to expect: a lifetime of received images, sounds, and ideas, broken down to their essentials and re-mixed into thrilling, gnomic salvos. Here, Godard’s approaches to multi-channel sound are intensely physical and often astonishing, providing a novel and disorienting form for Godard’s far-reaching inquiries into the histories of representation and global violence.
“A thrillingly dissonant, deafening synesthesia... with an unexpected urgency and visceral strangeness.”- Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
“A conclusive statement in this far-reaching work from one of the great media artists of the last century." - Eric Kohn, Indiewire
-- WINNER: Special Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival 2018
-- Opens in NYC on January 25, 2018 at Film Society of Lincoln Center and IFC Center!
Sponsored by the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI), the Department of Romance Studies, and the Center for French and Francophone Studies (CFFS).
Screen/Society screenings are free and open to the public.
Parking Info: https://artscenter.duke.edu/parking/