• Dir: Jean-Luc Godard

  • France/Switzerland, 1990, French, 89mins, 35mm

  • Cast: Alain Delon, Domiziana Giordano, Jacques Dacqmine

As the rather loose storyline progresses – a wealthy woman falls in love with a drifter, who dies in a drowning accident, and his exact double comes back to haunt her – Godard’s densely sculpted soundtrack also makes interminable use of literary quotations, expressing a melancholic sense of loss. As an adjunct to his monolithic Historie(s) of Cinema series, Godard himself admits (ironically?) that it was meant to be an allegory of the history of cinema, with Elena representing the business side of the industry and Roger/Richard (Delon) the filmmaker both before and after the French New Wave.


Cannes Film Festival: In Competition


    In-theatre Screening