The Image Book

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Potentially insurmountable for viewers not attuned to the director's wavelength, The Image Book is typically confounding - and ultimately rewarding - late-period Godard.

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Jean-Luc Godard provides social commentary during a montage of digitally altered, color-saturated film clips.

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Critic Reviews for The Image Book (Le livre d'image)

All Critics (86) | Top Critics (25) | Fresh (77) | Rotten (9)

  • Another infuriatingly incomprehensible Godard movie made up entirely out of archival images... Having said that, some of the imagery is powerful.

    September 18, 2019 | Full Review…
  • A rumination on art, politics, history, and mankind's eternal folly disguised as a cinematic collage. It's plotless but it has shape; random but with purpose.

    February 28, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

    Ty Burr

    Boston Globe
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  • "The Image Book" is an 85-minute cinematic brainstorm, a swirling, dazzling, maddening frenzy of disconnected sights and sounds that have been compiled and arranged according to a rhythmic and rhetorical logic that only its maker can fully divine.

    February 13, 2019 | Full Review…
  • "The Image Book" lives and breathes cinema; the cutting and sound games (up and down and all around) remain arresting and instinctive and inspired.

    February 8, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Concerned neither with telling stories nor even making rational sense, Godard aims straight for lyrical beauty, and he almost always hits his target.

    February 7, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • The film has the intimacy of a personal postcard sharing memories of deceased friends, favourite films and political touchstones.

    January 25, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

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