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November 18    Astoria, NY    MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE
Rialto Pictures 20th Anniversary Screening

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Illustration by Yoko Komura

About

France, 1963
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Producer: Georges de Beauregard, Carlo Ponti
Cast: Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance, Michel Piccoli, Fritz Lang
Screenwriter: Jean-Luc Godard
Based on the novel by Alberto Moravia
Cinematography: Raoul Coutard
Music: Georges Delerue
Genre: Drama
Color
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 (Franscope)
Language: French with English subtitles
Running Time: 103 minutes

Synopsis:
Scenes from a marital breakdown between screenwriter (Michel Piccoli) and his wife (Brigitte Bardot), as both become enmeshed in the behind-the-camera struggles of a director (Fritz Lang) and producer (Jack Palance) as they film an adaptation of Homer’s The Odyssey.

Reviews and Quotes 2

"Its audacity is BREATHTAKING!"
— Terrence Rafferty, The New York Times

"SPLENDID, PROPHETIC,
VISUALLY RAVISHING...
This pop-art masterpiece is still light years ahead of its time."
— J. Hoberman

"BARDOT + GODARD =
MOVIE GREATNESS!"
Time Out New York

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