Jean-Luc Godard

FILM (1963)

Contempt Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli, Jack Palance Director: Jean-Luc Godard

The title of Jean-Luc Godard's e Mepris (Contempt) deliciously refers to two separate but intertwined themes.

Sunday, 22 January, 2012, 12:00am

Dan Findlay, owner of the Blck Brd and Yumla bars

What I'm listening to: I've been into early-90s electronic renaissance lately - U.F.Orb by The Orb and in particular the 40-minute version of Blue Room have been on repeat a lot.

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Film Socialism

When news broke last year that Jean-Luc Godard's Film Socialism would premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, much speculation ensued about what the Franco-Swiss cineaste would say about his film. But he didn't say anything - he wasn't even at Cannes, choosing to remain at home in Rolle.

19 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Two In The Wave

Two In The Wave Director: Emmanuel Laurent

Emmanuel Laurent's documentary about the friendship and rivalry between Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut is more a self-contained story about the filmmakers than an exploration of the pair's standing in the French New Wave.

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Ripple effects

Patrick Tam Ka-ming can still recall the day in 1961 when he entered the now-defunct Roxy Theatre in Causeway Bay looking for epic entertainment, and left dazed instead by a black-and-white trailer comprising footage shot in Paris with handheld cameras.

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am


Starring: Craig Roberts, Yasmin Paige, Sally Hawkins, Paddy Considine Director: Richard Ayoade Category: IIB

2 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Return to a dream denied

As 20th-century social movements go, le Mai 1968 is probably one of the most memorable and well-documented.

1 May 2008 - 12:00am

From the vault: 1965

Pierrot le fou

Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina, Graziella Galvani

Director: Jean-Luc Godard

13 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

From the vault: 1960


Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Liliane David

Director: Jean-Luc Godard

The film: By 1960, several of Jean-Luc Godard's fellow critics at the film magazine Cahiers du cinema had already begun their directorial careers, and launched what came to be known as the French Nouvelle Vague, or New Wave.

28 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Waiting for crims

The BBC ran a brilliant fly-on-the-wall documentary series about 10 years ago on the British Customs and Excise service. There were dramatic moments, sting operations, hilarious dead pan undercover officers and major arrests. The most memorable bits were the smugglers themselves - not the serious villains - but the unlikely or entertaining characters.

14 Jan 1998 - 12:00am