• Godard in Fragments

    By :: kogonada

    In the 1960s, pioneering French New Wave filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard introduced the world to a new cinematic lexicon, generated from his innovative, auteurist style. Between 1960 and 1967 alone, he made fifteen features (beginning with his groundbreaking début, Breathless)—and it’s this period that regular Criterion Collection contributor :: kogonada explores in a new video essay highlighting the iconic director’s signature themes and devices. Watch the piece above, and if you’re in London, check out the British Film Institute’s comprehensive Godard retrospective running now through March 16.

    You can view more of :: kogonada’s works for the Criterion Collection here and at kogonada.com.

3 comments

  • By David Hollingsworth
    February 10, 2016
    09:06 PM

    What a wonderful video of Godard's contributions to cinema history. Kogonada does it again1
    Reply
  • By Kammundi
    February 15, 2016
    03:55 PM

    Beautiful. Unfortunately I still lack two from this list, so I need to work on that.
    Reply
  • By Jahful
    February 26, 2016
    06:07 PM

    A Blu-ray release of Alphaville would be wonderful.
    Reply