How is it Going? (COMMENT ÇA VA)

  • Dir: Jean-Luc Godard, Anne-Marie Miéville

  • France, 1976, French, 78mins, DCP

Teaming up with Anne-Marie Miéville in the mid-1970s, Godard delved headlong into communication theories and nascent video practices. Filtering their own experiences as image-makers of revolutions through mathematician Claude Shannon’s ideas about messaging and noise, How is it Going? sees two journalists debating the merits and meanings in making videos about their workplace, the use of photos about social movements, and how the masses – such as the protagonist’s apolitical mechanic son – would perceive these ideas. A criminally underrated title, the film’s discussions about physicality and technology would eventually become touchstones in the cineaste’s late-career classics.


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