Godard Mon Amour
2017, Michel Hazanavicius, France/Italy, 107 min. With Louis Garrel, Stacey Martin.
- Sun, Apr 1st 3:00pm
- Wed, Apr 4th 6:00pm
"It's a dazzlingly executed, hugely enjoyable act of stylistic homage, but also the poignant story of a dysfunctional marriage and an insightful recreation of a critical and contradiction-ridden period of modern French history." — Jonathan Romney, Screen International
"Surprisingly endearing...Above all else, it succeeds at transforming cinephile trivia into a genuine crowdpleaser." — Eric Kohn, Indiewire
Michel Hazanavicius (director of the Academy Award-winning THE ARTIST) chronicles the relationship between legendary French New Wave filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard (played by an unrecognizable Louis Garrel) and his second wife, AU HASARD BALTHAZAR actress Anne Wiazemsky (Stacey Martin), in this breezy, comedic adaptation of Wiazemsky's autobiographical novel "Un an après." When Godard's first collaboration with Wiazemsky, the Maoist-flirting LA CHINOISE, is met with wide antipathy, the notoriously temperamental director is flung into a personal, artistic and political crisis that is only exacerbated by the student riots of May '68. In the midst of Godard's attempts to reinvent himself in the image of the political revolutionary, Wiazemsky finds herself less and less enthralled with the wearying antics of French cinema's former wunderkind. Rife with homages to many of Godard's classic films, GODARD MON AMOUR is a fascinating and irreverent peek at one of the key transitional moments in the life and career of one of international cinema's great iconoclasts. In French with English subtitles. Special advance screening courtesy of Cohen Media Group. DCP digital. (CW)