Play Dates


August 22, 24, 28, & September 1        Vancouver, BC        THE CINEMATHEQUE

Alphaville Play Dates


France, 1965
: Jean-Luc Godard
Producer: André Michelin
Cast: Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, Akim Tamiroff, László Szabó
Screenwriter: Jean-Luc Godard
Cinematography: Raoul Coutard
Music: Paul Misraki
Genre: Science Fiction, Film Noir, Drama
Black & White
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Language: French with English subtitles
Running Time: 99 minutes

Lemmy Caution (Eddie Constantine) is on a mission to eliminate Professor Von Braun, the creator of a malevolent computer that rules the city of Alphaville. Befriended by the scientist's beautiful daughter Natasha (Anna Karina), Lemmy must unravel the mysteries of the strictly logical Alpha 60 and teach Natasha the meaning of the word "love."

Awards and Nominations:
Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival, 1965)
Opening Night Selection (New York Film Festival, 1965)
Restoration Premiere (New York Film Festival, 2013)

4K restoration from the original 35mm negative made by Studiocanal at Hiventy, with the support of the CNC

Reviews and Quotes 2

"One of Godard's most sheerly enjoyable movies! A dazzling amalgam of Film Noir and science fiction."
— Tom Milne, Time Out London

"The passage of almost half a century has done nothing to dim its stylishness, blunt its humor or extinguish its piercing message."
— Richard Williams, The Guardian

"There is not a more intoxicating loading dose of uncut movieness available on New York screens at the moment than Jean-Luc Godard's [Alphaville]!"
— Michael Atkinson, The Village Voice

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