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8 - 21 January 2023: Alphaville


Jean-Luc Godard, 1965, 95 min

This classic of the French New Wave cinema is a dazzling amalgam of film noir and science fiction that features tough gumshoe Lemmy Caution (Constantine) as an intergalactic agent sent to conquer Alpha 60, a strange city from which love and tenderness have been banished. Godard pursues his theme of alienation in a technological society by turning contemporary Paris into an icily dehumanized city of the future.

Showing as part of our year long tribute: Au Contraire: Jean-Luc Godard