Fans of French new wave cinema might want to put some time aside early next year as the BFI is running Jean-Luc Godard season over three months.
This isn’t for the faint hearted either. The season will feature over 100 examples of his ‘vast and varied’ output, including feature films, short films, self-portraits, experimental TV productions and a number of rarities.
The highlights of the season include an extended run of the BFI re-release of Le Mépris, (which is also back in selected cinemas across the UK) plus, on Saturday 16th January the star of many of Godard’s early films and Godard’s former wife Anna Karina, will introduce a screening of Le Mépris (1963) – a film said to be about their relationship. She will also take part in Q&As following Vivre sa vie (1962) and Bande à part (1964), both of which she starred in.
Oh yes, the iconic À bout de souffle will kick things off on 1st January 2016.
If you want the full programme, well it’s too long to post up here. However, rather conveniently, the BFI has produced a PDF with all the details of the season on. You can download that here.
Tickets for the Q&A screenings will definitely sell put quickly, so don’t hang about if you want to take part in that.
Tickets are available from the BFI website.