It’s 1967: Jean-Luc Godard’s marriage to Anna Karina is over, and he is reimagining his art. Sensing cultural and political change in the air a full year before the unrest of May ’68, he embarks on a new film, La Chinoise, with a new woman, actress and student activist Anne Wiazemsky.
If Jean-Luc Godard took a radical turn around the time of May 68, Michel Hazanavicius subverts the stern metamorphosis and turns it into a wildly entertaining, (un)romantic affair. Louis Garrel is the moody legendary director, while Stacy Martin is Anne Wiazemsky—on whose memoirs the film is based!
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Walter Salles, 2004, Argentina
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States