Film socialisme Reviews
And the real kicker is that Jean-Luc does away with the subtitles, leading to the scratching of heads everywhere. Outrageous fits of anger abound. Hmm, might I suggest that when you said you wanted films that were "original", "unique" and "challenging", what you really wanted was the same old, same old?
But that's not why the film is great. Its visually evocative, aurally fascinating and conceptually bold and brave. It has a wicked sense of humour. It truly does deconstruct reality. Our lives are all trapped in a digital dreamworld, and its terrifying. And no one can understand the implications.
When Godard cuts the narrative, the throughline if you will, the lifeline if you will, the audience sinks and drowns. Good old Jean-Luc might propose that we've already sunk. We were sunk before we even hit the water.