An exclusive film from 1986 by Jean-Luc Godard
« The director Gaspard Bazin is preparing a new feature film. For now, he is still in the casting and financing stages. He’s asking the help of Jean Almereyda, a producer once fashionable but now at low ebb, who has more and more difficulties to raise cash for his company. His wife, Eurydice, dreams of being a movie star. Between the two men, a perverse game is starting, Almereyda wishing to please his wife, but the unrepentant seducer reputation of Bazin hold him to require a part for Eurydice. »
Cinema is as much an art of seeking a pretty face to put on the pellicle than the one of finding the required amount of to buy this pellicle. THE RISE AND FALL OF A SMALL FILM COMPANY is about this duality. It also pays tribute to all those extras, technicians, all the shadow employees who make movie theaters and television work.
ABOUT JEAN-LUC GODARD
Jean-Luc Godard is a swiss director and critic born on the 3rd december 1930 in Paris. From 1950, he wrote his first critical pieces in La Gazette du Cinéma , together with François Truffaut and Jacques Rivette, before joining two years later the famous Cahiers du Cinéma.
In 1959, he released his first feature A Bout de Souffle. Globally acclaimed, the film became the flagship of the French “New Wave”. In 1963, Le Mepris and her lead actress Brigitte Bardot are unanimously congratulated. Follows an impressively prolific period in which Godard shot among others Bande à Part, Pierrot le Fou and Masculin Feminin. 1968 marks a turning point for Godard’s carreer, as his art work tends to become more radical.
Recently, he made a major come back to in movie theaters with the experimental Film Socialisme (2010) and the 3D essay Goodbye to Language (2014).At 76 years old, Jean-Luc Godard is currently working on his new feature soberly called The Image Book.
Jean-Pierre LEAUD as Gaspard Bazin
Marie VALERA as Eurydice
Jean-Pierre MOCKY as Jean ALMEREYDA
Caroline CHAMPETIER as Carol
Serge LEFRANCOIS (SFP)
Pierre Alain BESSE
Locarno Film Festival 2017
New York International Film Festival
Busan International Film Festival
Mostra de Sao Paulo
Gent Film Festival
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