Director: Jean – Luc Godard
Released: France/Italy 1965
Length: (110 mins)
Godard called this story ‘the last romantic couple’ but it was also his spectacular farewell to the style and spirit of the Nouvelle Vogue.
On impulse Ferdinand abandons his wife and child to take off with Marianne, an old flame on a crazy and eventual tragic adventure involving fast cars, mysterious gangsters and a Mediterranean idyll that turns sour.
This is a truly romantic film, but one in the best romantic tradition is also deeply self-aware and at this time quite tongue-in-cheek.
14 Jun 2022