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  • Dir: Jean-Luc Godard

  • France, 2004, 80 minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Sarah Adler, Nade Dieu, Rony Kramer, Georges Aguilar

Godard returns to Sarajevo with a question that has long haunted him: what role can artists and intellectuals play when they intervene in politics and history? With a three-part structure borrowed from Dante, Godard first depicts war (“Hell”) with a montage of found footage, before taking us to postwar Sarajevo (“Purgatory”) and a cultural conference presided over by Godard himself and other real-life poets and thinkers, where we are introduced to the film’s young protagonists Judith and Olga – a journalist and a film student – who choose opposite paths towards changing society. A coda (“Paradise”) ironically considers the aftermath of martyrdom.

The screening of this film will be sourced from DVD due to issues with the print copies.

San Sebastián International Film Festival: FIPRESCI Prize

27/11 (FRI): Lecture with Dr. Derek Lam, Lecturer of Comparative Literature at the University of Hong Kong. Approximately 1 hour, conducted in Cantonese. Audience who attends the course is eligible for a complimentary copy of Godard, Film, History (Chinese version only)

Package Discount : 25% discount to each purchase of 2 or above standard tickets to the film course. 30% discount to each purchase of standard tickets to ALL six film course sessions.


    In-theatre Screening


    1. Screenings at ALL commercial cinemas : tickets are available at URBTIX till 5pm one day before respective screening, after which tickets will be available only at the box office of the respective venue on the day of screening, subject to availability.

    2. Screenings at HK Arts Centre and M+ Cinema : tickets are available at URBTIX outlets until one hour before the screening, after which tickets are available at URBTIX website and mobile app. On-the-day tickets will also be available at the Self-service Ticketing Kiosk of the respective venue, subject to availability.

    3. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

    4. While it is the HKIFFS’s policy to secure the best possible print of the original version for all its screenings, the HKIFFS appreciates its patrons’ understanding on occasions when less than perfect screening copies are screened.