Keep Your Right Up(SOIGNE TA DROITE)

  • Dir: Jean-Luc Godard

  • France/Switzerland, 1987, French, 81mins, DCP

  • Cast: Jane Birkin, Jacques Villeret, François Périer, Jean-Luc Godard

Constructed in three sections which intercuts throughout, the vignettes show The Idiot (played by Godard himself), a filmmaker who is offered the chance to be forgiven for all his past sins if he can create, produce and release a feature film from scratch in 24 hours, the French techno-pop duo Les Rita Mitsouko looking for the right sound for its new record, and ‘The Individual’ in search of Utopia wondering if he is on the wrong planet. Godard describes this offbeat comedy as ‘the camera versus landscapes over 17 rounds.’ Appropriately, the film’s title is a phrase used by trainers in boxing.


Tokyo International Film Festival: In Competition


    In-theatre Screening