Jean-Luc Godard's latest film is a symphony in three movements. In the first movement, passengers aboard a Mediterranean cruise liner engage in various discussions, where what is seen differs from what is heard. In the second movement, two children challenge their parents in a family tribunal, demanding explanations of liberty, equality and fraternity. In the final movement, myths are explored in Egypt, Palestine, Odessa, Greece, Naples and Barcelona. A breathtaking collage of image and sound, Film Socialisme is "a must-see work by one of the greatest artists of our time." (Toronto International Film Festival)
Legendary director Jean-Luc Godard (Breathless) returns to the screen with Film Socialisme, a magisterial essay on the decline of European Civilization. As a garish cruise ship travels the Mediterranean (with rock legend Patti Smith among its guests), Godard embarks on a state of the EU address in a vibrant collage of philosophical quotes, historical revelations and pure cinematographic beauty.
SPECIAL FEATURES: An essay about Film Socialisme by Richard Brody (author of ''Everything is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard''), trailers, stills gallery.