EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF
- EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF
- (SAUVE QUI PEUT [LA VIE])
- 1980, Jean-Luc Godard, France, 87 min.
- With Isabelle Huppert, Jacques Dutronc, Nathalie Baye
"The film of the moment."
—Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
"Should be seen by everyone interested in movies or in life, without hesitation or delay."
"Godard is more inventive and idiosyncratically witty than ever...the movie remains as startlingly beautiful-—and challenging—as it was 30 years ago."
—Armond White, New York Press
We present a new 35mm print of the seminal work (long out of U.S. circulation and unavailable on video) that Godard called “my second first film.” After a dozen years in the anticinema wilderness, he returned to the height of his powers with this playful, deeply personal tale about a film editor (Baye) fleeing the pressures of city life, a prostitute (Huppert) selling her body but keeping her soul, and a director named Paul Godard (Dutronc) whose marriage is breaking up. With its coolly perverse eroticism, its innovative use of slow-motion camerawork, and its bold connections of art, commerce, and prostitution, EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF remains one of Godard's most provocative and bracingly beautiful films. In French with English subtitles. 35mm. (MR)