Every Man for Himself (a.k.a. Slow Motion)(SAUVE QUI PEUT (LA VIE))

  • Dir: Jean-Luc Godard

  • France/Switzerland/West Germany/Austria, 1980, French, 88mins, DCP

  • Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Jacques Dutronc, Nathalie Baye

Godard declared this return to celluloid after a decade’s experiment in video to be his ‘second first film,’ a second artistic breakthrough just 20 years after Breathless. It is also his most personal work in years, less important for its coming back to fiction than for its confessional fantasy about his generation of alienated middle-aged men. The hero is a burnt-out video director called Paul Godard, who is separated from his wife and daughter and after his lover leaves him, meets the new tenant, a prostitute, in her old apartment. An open form of narrative full of stylistic wit and absurdist humour.


Cannes Film Festival: In Competition


    In-theatre Screening