Adieu au langage is in official competition at Cannes, along with Les ponts du Sarajevo, an omnibus film including work by Godard.
BAM/PFA at Berkeley is also having a retrospective, Jean-Luc Godard: Expect Everything from Cinema, January 31-April 19.
Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image
Friday, November 15, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (GMT)
London, United Kingdom
Here is the online blub:
While delivering a series of talks in Rotterdam in October 1980-1981, Godard created a ‘special edition’ of his 1980 film Sauve qui peut (la vie) (Every Man for Himself, aka Slow Motion), in which he interspersed five extracts from his own film with clips from four others: Eisenstein and Alexandrov’s The General Line (1929), Cline and Keaton’s Cops (1922), Visconti’s The Earth Trembles (1948), and Wajda’s Man of Marble (1977). He called this remarkable compilation film Sauve la vie (qui peut); it was shown once (during the Rotterdam Film Festival 1981), subsequently almost completely forgotten and is presumed to be lost. Michael Witt has produced a digital reconstruction of Sauve la vie (qui peut) drawing on archival research, including examination of the original reels of film that Godard used.
Wish I could attend!
The publication of Godard’s long-awaited Introduction to a True History of Cinema and Television by caboose has been delayed until Spring 2014. In the meantime, but only for a limited time, why not check out Chapter 8 of the book as well as an excellent essay by Michael Witt on the evolution of Godard’s film history project.