The Image Book

Le livre d'image
Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Switzerland, France, 2018, drama, 84 mins., Arabic, English, French, Italian with English and Lithuanian subtitles, N-16

Do you still remember how, long ago, we trained our thoughts? Most often we'd start from a dream. We wondered how, in total darkness, colours of such intensity could emerge within us. In a soft, low voice. Saying great things. Surprising, deep and accurate matters. Image and words. Like a bad dream written on a stormy night. Under western eyes. The lost paradises. War is here.

2018 received a Palme d'Or and Special Award at the Cannes Film Festival

About the director

Jean Luc Godard was born in Paris in 1930. In 1952 he began writing film criticism for the “Les cahiers du cinéma”. After several short films, he made his big debut in cinema with Breathless (1960) and became one of the most well-known auteurs of the French New Wave. By now J. L. Godard has authored over a hundred short, feature and documentary films, among which are A Woman is a Woman (1961), Vivre sa vie (1962), Contempt (1963), Le Petit Soldat (1963), Pierrot le Fou (1965), Masculin Féminin (1966), Weekend (1967) and others.

Section: Wide Angle

Screenplay: Jean-Luc Godard

Dir. of Photography: Fabrice Aragno

Music: „Editions ECM“

Producer: Fabrice Aragno, Mitra Farahani