The Image Book

  • Dir: Jean-Luc Godard

  • France, 2018, 84 minmins, DCP

As Godard approaches 90, he offers us another meditative reflection on the technologies and implications of cinema, in counterpoint to the atrocities of the Holocaust, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and struggles across the Middle East. In five chapters, which Godard likens to the five fingers of the hand, he recycles images, sounds, and ideas from previous works, but also explores new territory. Recalling his collage masterpiece Historie(s) of Cinema, The Image Book shows him pushing the manipulation of image and sound to a new level.

Cannes Film Festival: Special Palme d’Or
Cahiers du Cinéma: Best Film

18/12 (FRI): Lecture with Long Tin, Film Critic. 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.


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