For Ever Mozart (1997)

For Ever Mozart (1997)

For Ever Mozart




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Ironic, humorless and obscurely plotted, this highly symbolic effort from Jean-Luc Godard is somewhat divided into four sections that could even be considered separate films (a distinction the director leaves for the audience to make). The rather free-form narrative(s) begins as a noted philosophy professor (proud to be Albert Camus' granddaughter) and her husband prepare to board a Bosnia-bound train. Their maid accompanies them; though not specifically stated, she seems to be a Bosnian Muslim. … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Special Interest
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Written By: Jean-Luc Godard
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On DVD: Aug 23, 2005

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If what you're expecting is an austere, lyrical essay that takes many tangents and requires serious deciphering, For Ever Mozart is a film to be savored.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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The fact that he creates such a haphazard structure for them, and neglects to develop his character or devise much of a plot, suggests that Godard is more interested in talking to himself than to his audience.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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For Ever Mozart's wryly postmodern take on art vs. reality struck even some longtime Godard defenders as unconscionable at worst, tedious at best.

Full Review… | January 31, 2014
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In the confusingly fractured narrative, actors plan to stage a play in Sarajevo and a director tries to finish filming a movie, but as Jean Luc-Godard confesses it's all really just "signs bathing in the light of absent explanation." Everyone talks like a philosophy professor; it's brainy, but mostly a bore.

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