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4 - 12 March 2023: Wind from the East


Wind from the East
Jean-Luc Godard & Jean-Pierre Gorin, 1970, 95 min

“In 1969, the radical student leader Daniel Cohn-Bendit suggested the idea of making a left-wing spaghetti western in Italy to Godard, who wrote a story about the kidnapping of an executive by strikers and asked the left-wing Italian actor Gian-Maria Volonté to star. When the shoot devolved into complete chaos, Godard brought in his young friend Jean-Pierre Gorin, who was recuperating from a motorcycle accident. In the editing room, at Gorin’s urging, the film was re-shaped from a chronological narrative into a conceptually manufactured propaganda tool.” – Film Society of Lincoln Center

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