2010, Wed, Mar 24

Ici et ailleurs (Here and Elsewhere)

D: Jean-Luc Godard / Anne-Marie Miéville / Jean-Pierre Gorin

Ici et ailleurs | (c) Promo

Ici et ailleurs | (c) Promo

France 1976, 53 min, English subtitles

Pictures and sounds from Palestine, Nazi Germany, Latin America and Vietnam are cut, intermixed and transposed. At times disturbing, this montage zeroes in on the arbitrariness of film as a medium for reflecting reality and conflict. It is also a work of self-criticism, dissecting Godard’s own manipulative 1970 portrayal of the struggle of the PLO.