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!
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France