The Image Book
The Image Book

The Image Book 15 S


Please note: This was screened in Dec 2018

Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Luc Godard, Dimitri Basil, Buster Keaton
84 mins, Subtitled, 2018, France
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Legendary Swiss film-maker Jean-Luc Godard brings this kaleidoscopic visual essay exploring the state of the modern world.

“You can’t just talk about what’s happening, and yet people don’t talk about what’s not happening. And what’s not happening can lead to a total disaster, a catastrophe.” – Jean-Luc Godard

Jean-Luc Godard reiterates many of his familiar ideas, but with a new, visceral and urgent power. Piecing together a strange mosaic of archive footage and audio, including classic Hollywood clips, paintings, news footage, and YouTube propaganda, Godard has created a rich and vital look at cinema’s failure to witness to horrors of the 20th and 21st Century, with a specific focus on the Arab world and how it is misunderstood by Western civilisation.

An essay film with the body-language of a horror movie, this bold visual statement will astonish, mesmerise, and fascinate.

Please note: This film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

We also screen The Image Book on Sun 2 Dec as part of the French Film Festival on Tour