For Ever Mozart

  • Dir: Jean-Luc Godard

  • France, Switzerland, 1996, French, 84mins, DCP

  • Cast: Madeleine Assas, Bérangère Allaux, Ghalia Lacroix

Godard addresses the war in Sarajevo and Europe's responsibility by questioning the capacity for art to intervene. Preparing for a movie that addresses history's tragic repetitions, the aged filmmaker Vicky Vitalis accompanies his young daughter and nephew on their idealistic quest to mount a play by Alfred de Musset in war-torn Sarajevo. On their way, however, the youngsters are abandoned by Vitalis to face a tragic outcome. Guiltridden, Vitalis attempts to recreate the tragedy on film, only to be faced with its box-office failure. Meanwhile, Mozart's music lives on at a youth concert nearby.


Venice Film Festival: Filmcritica Award


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