• Dir: Jean-Luc Godard

  • France/Switzerland, 2004, French/Arabic/English, 80mins, DCP

  • Cast: Sarah Adler, Nade Dieu, Rony Kramer, Jean-Luc Godard

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 threepart structure borrowed from Dante, Godard first depicts war (‘Hell’) with a montage of found footage, before taking us to post-war Sarajevo (‘Purgatory’) and a cultural conference presided over by Godard himself and other reallife 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.


San Sebastián International Film Festival: FIPRESCI Prize


18/6 (Sun): Film talk with Derek Lam


    In-theatre Screening