Essential Cinema: Cinema 40

LA CHINOISE

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard

France, 1967, 1h 35min, DCP, In French with English Subtitles

Essential Cinema  Cinema 40

There are no current or future screenings planned for this film.

Godard was venerated by the Cinema 40 crowd, who convinced the director to come on his only known Texas visit in 1967. We will revisit the film Godard brought along with him, LA CHINOISE, made during the height of the Maoist debate.

REVIEWS

“The movie is like a speed-freak’s anticipatory vision of the political horrors to come; it’s amazing.” – Pauline Kael

“For all of its satirical humor, the film marks one of Godard’s earliest and most earnest demonstrations of the infuriating, despairing irreconcilability of radical theory with actionable practice.” – Jake Cole, Slant

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