Le Mépris

classified 15 S

'Color by Technicolor'


Please note: This was screened in Dec 2023

Jean-Luc Godard
Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli, Jack Palance
103 mins, Subtitled, 1963, France
Primary language

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.

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