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Early Godard!

Le Petit Soldat / La Paresse / Le Grand Escroq

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Wednesday 7/30
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Rarely screened early works by Jean-Luc Godard, newly restored and on 35mm

Le Petit Soldat

dir. Jean-Luc Godard, France, 1963, 35mm, b/w, French w/ English subtitles, 88 min.

 

Shot in 1960, Le Petit Soldat was Godard’s follow up to his now classic Breathless, though due to the film’s portrayal of torture in connection with the Algerian struggle for independence from France it was banned in France until 1963. Anna Karina began her stint as Godard’s muse and lead actress with this film; marrying the filmmaker shortly thereafter. The film is also notable for the appearance for the now famous quote “cinema is truth 24 times per second.”

 

preceded by:

La Paresse

dir. Jean-Luc Godard, France, 1962, 35mm, b/w, French w/ English subtitles, 15 min.

From the omnibus film Seven Deadly Sins

 

and:

 

Le Grand Escroq

dir. Jean-Luc Godard, France, 1963, 35mm, b/w, French w/ English subtitles, 25 min.

From the omnibus film The World’s Greatest Swindles