Le Mépris

BBFC RatingLe Mépris

Showing: 25 June 2023 until 29 June 2023

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Sun 25 Jun 2023
Mon 26 Jun 2023
Tue 27 Jun 2023
Wed 28 Jun 2023
Thu 29 Jun 2023

Director(s)Jean-Luc Godard
Writer(s)Alberto Moravia, Jean-Luc Godard
Language French, English, German, Italian
CountryFrance, Italy
Running Time1HR 43MINS
Extra InfoEnglish subtitles
SeasonMain Programme

Returning to QFT, a new 4K restoration of Jean-Luc Godard’s (Breathless, Pierrot Le Fou) new-wave masterpiece, Le Mépris, in celebration of its 60th anniversary.

Centred on the growing tensions between a screenwriter (Michel Piccoli) and his wife (Brigette Bardot), as he labours on a film of Homer’s Odyssey directed by Fritz Lang but produced by a crass American (Jack Palance), Godard’s film is both a study or marital breakdown and a critique of contemporary filmmaking practices. Beautifully performed, ravishingly shot by Raoul Coutard and superbly scored by Georges Delerue.

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