deSlang presents | PIERROT LE FOU | 3 Dec

Also available in: Engels

PIERROT LE FOU   (1965)
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
110 minutes
In French with English subtitles

This is, as Godard puts it, the tragic tale “of the last romantic couple.” Dissatisfied in marriage and life, Ferdinand (Jean-Paul Belmondo) takes to the road with the babysitter, and leaves the bourgeois world behind. Godard’s zigzagging “road movie” is a stylish blend of consumerist satire, politics, and comic-book aesthetics, as well as a series of reflections about love and modern life in general. This film is not so much about a story as it is an act of cinema engaging with life itself, and it creates a wonderful sense of freedom within it, breaking conventions left and right for the sake of poetry. With outlandishly bold technicolor images by cinematographer Raoul Coutard, Pierrot le fou is one of the high points of the French new wave.

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“Pierrot Le Fou is a bizarre, exciting and comical film from Godard. The pleasure of this film is found in the fact that you have absolutely no idea what Pierrot the character or Godard the filmmaker is going to do next. You literally have to just sit back and enjoy the adventure.

As the couple run away from Paris and head south it is clear that Pierrot is attempting to escape from the conformity of marriage, Paris bourgeois lifestyle and a world being consumed by consumerism. This film is from the days when people demanded that LIFE=LIFE (and not LIFE=WORK, or LIFE=COMPROMISE, or LIFE=A NEW I-PHONE)…back then it was all or nothing….!

This will be a high-definition screening.

BLUE RASCAL CINEMA @ De Slang
Spuistraat 199
(not the small door to the houses upstairs but the large garage door to the left)
Doors open at 20.30, film starts at 21:00
Entrance: Free

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