A beautiful restoration of director Jean-Luc Godard’s subversive foray into commercial filmmaking.
Failed playwright Paul is hired to adapt Homer’s Odyssey into a film script for a new production. He finds himself torn between the demands of a producer, the film’s director and his own self-respect. To make matters worse, Paul’s indecision is also getting to his disillusioned wife.
Le Mépris is a beautiful combination of the classical with the radical. It's a film that examines the search for artistic and poetic meaning beyond the glamour of cinema.