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Redoubtable

Paris 1967. Jean-Luc Godard, the leading filmmaker of his generation, is shooting La Chinoise with the woman he loves, Anne Wiazemsky, 20 years his junior. They are happy, attractive, in love. They marry. But the film’s reception unleashes a profound self-examination in Jean-Luc and the events of May ’68 amplify this process, instigating a crisis that shakes the director to his core. Redoubtable is an intelligent and intellectual work, but also an entertaining and playful one, as we should expect from the director of The Artist. Redoubtable has fun with Godardian mythology and with the nature of cinema itself.

Listen to our review of Redoubtable in the May film podcast. Skip to the 8.47 mark…