Thursday 04.04.19. – 8pm: The Image Book | A Jean-Luc Godard Film

Mobile Kino Presents:

The Image Book | A Jean-Luc Godard Film
(Original Languages with English Subtitles)

Winner of the first Special Palme d’Or to be awarded in the history of the Cannes Film Festival, Jean-Luc Godard’s experimental Essay-Film Le livre d’image is another extraordinary addition to the French master’s vast filmography. Displaying an encyclopedic grasp of cinema and its history, Godard pieces together fragments and clips from some of the greatest films of the past, then digitally alters, bleaches, and washes them, all in the service of reflecting on what he sees in front of him and what he makes of the dissonance that surrounds him. While at times he reflects on the metaphysical properties of the world — time, and space, and where meaning is found — more importantly, it is the image, the thing that has obsessed Godard for his entire career, that anchors this film. But, as always with Godard, the key issues he raises have to do with the legacy of the last century and its horrors: the incomprehension of Hiroshima and Auschwitz, events that coincided with cinema but that have somehow eluded its gaze. And, movingly, Le livre d’image also reflects on orientalism and the Arab world, grounding the new film very much in the present.

Date: Thursday 04.04.19 @ 8pm
Venue: Griessmühle, Sonnenallee 221, Neukölln (Behind S-Bahn Sonnenallee)
Tickets: €7 or €6 with Berliner Pass or Student I.D.
Tickets can also be purchased at the venue, subject to availability.

Please note that this event is non smoking.