La Chinoise

  • Dir: Jean-Luc Godard

  • France, 1967, French, 97mins, DCP

  • Cast: Anne Wiazemsky, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Juliet Berto

Caught by the fire of romanticism ignited by the Cultural Revolution, five leftist radicals in Paris struggle to advance their revolutionary aims. Their political child’s play progressively goes beyond sheer theatrical nonsense, as their terrorist goal turns into an action plan of assassinating the Soviet Minister of Culture. Godard extends his political rebellion into cinematic revolution, boldly experimenting colour, text, comic strips and interview sequences, and it turned out to be prophetic in light of the events of May 1968. Screening with Love and Anger: Love (1969, 29min), where Godard dissects movie romance as two intellectuals watch an Italian-speaking man and his French-speaking partner talk about love. Total: 126min.


Venice Film Festival: Special Jury Prize


In-theatre Screening