Pierrot le fou

Jean-Luc Godard

IndieLisboa 2019 •

França, Itália, Fiction, 1965, 110′

Godard’s most famous film, “a sublime beauty” in the words of Louis Aragon, continues to enthuse the new generations who discover it. Pierrot and Marianne suddenly leave Paris and drive through the roads of France, “living dangerously to the end.” They love and kill (themselves), but mainly they reject civilization as the petty bourgeoisie conceives it, living the moment. Raoul Coutard’s color cinematography is a true compendium of the many aesthetic trends of the sixties. And it is here that Godard films Fuller affirming that “cinema is like a battlefield. Love. Hate. Action. Violence. Death. In a word: emotion.” (Cinemateca Portuguesa)