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11 July 2017: Pierrot le fou

Tickets: £10 / £8 conc. / £6 Close-Up members
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Pierrot le fou
Jean-Luc Godard
1965 | 110 min | Colour | DCP

“In this stunning exploration of personal and global violence, Godard depicts the picaresque journey across France of a disaffected Everyman and his girlfriend, who become involved in criminal activities along the way. The film includes direct references to Angola, Vietnam, and South Africa as it employs a dramatic and symbolic use of color. The film’s abstracted directorial style is perhaps best explained by the director’s response to the question of why it contains so much blood: "It is not blood but red." The film also features brief appearances by director Sam Fuller and actor Jean-Pierre Léaud.” – Harvard Film Archive


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