Latest work by director Jean Luc Godard. Multilingual dialogues, omitted English subtitles, references to literature, and history question modern European society. A new entrance into the world of one of the best artists of our times.
Film Socialism begins with a cruise voyage along with Algeria, Haifa, Barcelona, Naples, Greece, Palestine, Egypt, and Odessa. The early part of this film is inspired by Jean-Daniel Pollet’s masterpiece Mediterranee (scripted by Philippe Sollers) and also by Fernad Braudel’s work The Mediterranean. Based on the history that appearance of currency is caused by plunder of gold and silver, Braudel figures out a key driver of developing the civilization. Godard also loathes the current situation that “people cannot talk while facing each other” in the aspect of that all the reasons are derived from money. This means Godard concerns on the problems resulted from conversion to the Euro currency over Europe. European freedom is gained after taking the World Wars twice. However, it may be subjected to an insult because of its original sin that it abandoned Africa and Palestine. The director says that he cannot close his eyes before he sees the Europe, even including Eisenstein auteur’s Odessa. The film tells us that “Ideology could split people into sides though; dream makes us connected to each other”. To regain the lost dream, it should be called as “we” rather than “I (individuals)”. The second story in Film Socialism is centered on conflicts between adults and the young who read Lost Illusion (written by Honore de Balzac) and dream of the revolution, and this reminds us of Godard´s works before ’68. From Histoire(s) du cinEma to Film Socialism, Godard has brought history and politics to cinema in beautiful or mournful ways; with his unconventional narration, impressive but tidy images and experimental sounds. (Shin Eun-shil)
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