An ambiguous, allegorical film about relationship and cultural friction. One of Godard’s most revered flicks and one which really starts to illustrate his passion for the mechanics of cinema and self reflexivity. A staggeringly good first half made up of colouring and one-take sequences. Brigitte Bardot is a frustrating watch, but a beautiful and captivating watch nonetheless.
THE GOOD: Fritz Lang playing Fritz Lang. Best Austrian director ever? Yep.
THE BAD: It’s a Godard film done proper and that’s something a lot of people just can’t get on board with. I can, mind.
THE UGLY: An impetuous ending, even by French New Wave standards.