2019, Thu, Sep 12

La Chinoise

D: Jean-Luc Godard, FR 1967, 96 min, French OV with English subtitles

Film still, La Chinoise, 1967 | Courtesy Gaumont

Film still, La Chinoise, 1967 | Courtesy Gaumont

The five young members of a Paris commune are united by their dissatisfaction with prevailing political circumstances and their desire for a socialist revolution. To put their plans into action, they do not shy from violence, refer to Mao’s Little Red Book and ultimately fail to live up to their own demands. Jean-Luc Godard’s experimental film essay breaks with common narrative methods and is regarded as the turning point in his cinematic work.

As part of Berlin Art Week