"The fact is that, in front of Godard, one is like in front of Picasso. He has lived through his era, embracing it completely, he is steeped in its contradictions and flashes of brilliance, he has tried everything, he has absorbed everything, he has been several filmmakers, he has had several lives, some simultaneously." - Olivier Assayas, 2006
Jean-Luc Godard had no descendants and no real heirs, and yet he is the filmmaker who has undoubtedly had the greatest influence on directors around the world over the last 70 years.
That's why he is also the one who has the most different films cited on LaCinetek.
Regardless of their age or cinephilia, most of the filmmakers associated with LaCinetek have been influenced by one or another of his films, one or another of his shots or their confrontation.
His films have contributed to their desire to make films in their turn, they have made them grow, they have given them to see the world in new ways, they have helped them to search their own manufacturing practices, to think about money and means of production, to feel freer, to not give up. They gave them courage.
No descendants but the greatest of legacies.
As we grieve, it is JLG's voice, his inimitable and unmistakable voice that we hear telling us:
"When I look at the sky and the stars, I can only see what is gone."
What remains is an immense work, which we are happy to be able to share with you in this special focus, like a treasure :
- All the Boys Are Called Patrick (1959)
- Breathless (1960)
- Vivre sa vie (1962)
- Contempt (1963)
- Les Carabiniers (1963)
- Ro.Go.Pa.G. (1963)
- Band of Outsiders (1964)
- Alphaville (1965)
- Pierrot le Fou (1965)
- Masculin Féminin (1966)
- 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (1967)
- Sympathy for the Devil (1968)
- Tout va bien (1972)
- Numéro deux (1975)
- Every Man for Himself (1980)
- Godard’s Passion (1982)
- Detective (1985)
- Hail Mary (1985)
- The Book of Mary by Anne-Marie Miéville, collaborator of Jean-Luc Godard (1985)
- The Power of Speech (1988)
- JLG/JLG: Self-Portrait in December (1994)
Movies are available for rent at the special rate of €2 SD and €3 HD. LaCinetek is available in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and Austria and the availability can differ from one country to another.