Passion (Godard's Passion) (1982)
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Passion, a major film in Jean-Luc Godard's ongoing investigation of the relations between painting and cinema, uses innovative forms to explore political and economic questions. Jerzy Radziwilowicz plays a director shooting a film whose scenes are all reproductions of paintings by Goya, Valasquez, and other European masters. Production comes to a halt when his producers refuse to increase his budget until he explains the film's story to them. Meanwhile, the director is ending an affair with
May 26, 1982 Wide
Aug 25, 1998
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Mr. Godard has made a funny, fractured, totally self-absorbed movie, without a real story, about the making of a movie that has no real story.
In spite of its best intentions, the film is a frustrating, even challenging, but ultimately empty experience.
A superb film with more narrative than one usually expects from Godard and a surprising amount of humor.
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