[Le Redoutable], directed by Michel Hazanavicius, France/ Italy/ Burma 2017, 102'
Jean-Luc Godard. Paris 1968. A year earlier, the most famous director of his generation was making the film The Chinese. The main role was entrusted to the young Anne Wiazemsky. The characters—deeply fascinated with one other—fall in love, unable to resist the magnetism between them.
Work on the film, its reception and subsequent dramatic events release in Jean-Luc processes of deep self-assessment and a revision of his own work. The progressing value crisis shakes Godard and forever changes him...
Outstanding acting—Louis Garrel as Jean-Luc Godard and Stacy Martin as Anne Wiazemsky—and in the background, first-rate representations of the social and moral situation of Europe during that time. This is a universal story about the trap that is the subordination of art and creativity to political ideas.