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Miami Premiere Engagement! "Best of Cannes" (Special Palme d'Or) THE IMAGE BOOK by Jean-Luc Godard

  • 07 Feb 2019
  • 8:45 PM - 10:15 PM
  • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
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THU, FEB 07, 8:45p:

Miami Premiere Engagement!

“Best of Cannes”

(WINNER: Special Palme d’Or)


Directed by JEAN-LUC GODARD/Switzerland/2019/84mins.

The legendary Jean-Luc Godard adds to his influential, iconoclastic legacy with this provocative collage film essay, a vast ontological inquiry into the history of the moving image and a commentary on the contemporary world. Winner of the first Special Palme d'Or to be awarded in the history of the Cannes Film Festival, The Image Book is another extraordinary addition to the French master's vast filmography. Displaying an encyclopedic grasp of cinema and its history, Godard pieces together fragments and clips them from some of the greatest films of the past, then digitally alters, bleaches, and washes them, all in the service of reflecting on what he sees in front of him and what he makes of the dissonance that surrounds him. He uses his own voice, reminiscent of those of Leonard Cohen or Bob Dylan in the twilights of their careers, to guide us through the fascinating labyrinth of his mind…But, as always with Godard, the key issues he raises have to do with the legacy of the last century and its horrors: the incomprehension of Hiroshima and Auschwitz, events that coincided with cinema but which have somehow eluded its gaze. And, movingly, The Image Book also reflects on orientalism and the Arab world, grounding the new film very much in the present.

-Piers Handling, CEO/Director Toronto International Film Festival

WINNER: Cannes Film Festival Special Palme d’Or

Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival

Official Selection New York Film Festival

Official Selection San Sebastian Film Festival

“There is something quite reassuring about the fact that – infuriating as it may be – he has not lost that particular passion nor the roving eye, and that maybe, though he might not admit it, that love of images, too..”

-Rory O’Conner, The Film Stage

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