Sundays in November, World Movies celebrates the on-screen life of French-Swiss New Wave director, screenwriter, film critic and film pioneer, Jean-Luc Godard with his films Two or Three Things I Know About Her, Masculin Femin and Oh, Woe is Me.
Oh, Woe is Me (Hélas pour moi)
Sunday 13 November 7.05pm
Our collection kicks off this Sunday with the 1993 film Oh, Woe is Me (Hélas pour moi), a fantastical film about a man whose body is taken over by God in order to make love with his beautiful wife.
“Jean-Luc Godard’s Helas Pour Moi is beautiful, terse, perplexing, allusive as it is elusive-and a stunning experience if you’re prepared to bring to it near-total alertness and openness” – Los Angeles Times
Two or Three Things I Know About Her (2 ou 3 choses que je sais d’elle)
Sunday 20 November 7pm
Also showing is the 1967 film Two or Three things I Know About Her, a socially and stylistically radial film which disrupts the narrative boundaries of conventional cinema and shows Godard’s commentary on contemporary life.
“Despite some time-bound concerns and irritating conceits, the sheer energy of Godard’s dazzling sociological fable is enough to commend it. Paris and prostitution, seen through 24 hours in the life of a housewife-prostitute (Vlady), tell a story of selling yourself to buy happiness, but getting paid in bad dreams” – Time Out Magazine
Sunday 27 November 6.45pm
Finally, we end with Masculin Feminin, about a young literary-wannabe who chases a budding pop star around and eventually gets involved in a ménage à quatre with the pop star and her roommates.
“Masculin Feminin is that rare movie achievement: a work of grace and beauty in a contemporary setting. Godard has liberated his feeling for modem youth from the American gangster-movie framework which limited his expressiveness and his relevance to the non-movie centered world” – New Republic
Don’t miss WM Focus On: Jean-Luc Godard, every Sunday night in November.