The Image Book
aka Le Livre d'image
First screened in September 2018 / Most recently screened in August 2019
Director: Jean-Luc Godard. Quasi-documentary collage of modern footage and media excerpts as well as unmoored citations of prior texts and events, all indicating modern chaos.

Twitter Capsule: Godard underground, lit by 1000 bulbs, sifts through the world's million onyx shards. Poetic, choleric, insistent.

Second Capsule: Channels so many energies in the world, with a violent charge, as when your tongue touches the node of a battery.

VOR:   I was less struck by the clarity and precision of this film compared to other recent Godards, but unquestionably, this is high-risk, inimitable work.

Photo © 2018 Casa Azul Films/Écran Noir Productions, © 2019 Kino Lorber

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

(in September 2018: B+)

Cannes Film Festival: Special Palme d'or

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