Juste un Mouvement

Screening in presence of director Vincent Meessen. Part of the programme JLG Partition / Régions d’intensité, at Cine 104, Pantin (Paris)
14/04/2024, 16h

A major reference point for decades of artists and filmmakers, the cinema of Jean-Luc Godard has played a richly operative role in contemporary creation, in the same way as Marcel Duchamp and Andy Warhol in particular, in its invention of a singular regime of images, sounds and narratives, and of an emancipated spectator. What’s more, the exhibition Voyages(s) en utopie (1946-2006 ), which the filmmaker conceived for the Centre Pompidou in 2006, reinvented the very art of the cinema exhibition. The spatial and poetic progression between pictorial works, films, texts and archives led to a genuine rereading of the 20th century, proposing a political critique of images from a transdisciplinary perspective.

Designed for Ciné 104 in Pantin, the JLG program Régions d’intensité/Partition is part of a project devoted to issues specific to Godard’s cinema – the work of the film and the film at work, the locations of the work, the rereading of art history – as well as to issues relating to images and their narration, by inviting works in homology to the Godardian corpus, played here by several hands.

A general introduction to the day by Pascale Cassagnau (CNAP) and Cyril Neyrat (FID), followed by a discussion with Nicole Brenez, Nicolas Klotz, Elisabeth Perceval, and Elias Sanbar, about their ongoing project for a sound archive on Jean-Luc Godard.

Mitra Farahani, A Vendredi Robinson, 2022, 97′
Iranian director Mitra Farahani filmed Friday after Friday, the visual, sound and written correspondence between two artists: filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard and Iranian writer-director Ebrahim Golestan. On Friday, Robinson is a unique work, a game of unforeseeable and unforgettable surprises.
In the presence of Mitra Farahani

Vincent Meessen, Juste un mouvement, 2021, 108′
Juste un Mouvement is a free adaptation of Jean-Luc Godard’s 1967 film La Chinoise, shot in Paris. Resituating its roles and characters fifty years later in Dakar, and updating its plot to the present-day political situation in the country, this new version weaves the many links between politics, justice and memory, starting with the figure of Omar Blondin Diop, the student in Godard’s film with the tragic destiny, who here becomes the main character in Vincent Meessen’s film.
In the presence of Vincent Meessen

Jean Luc Godard, One +One, Sympathy for the devil,1968
A film-puzzle, One+One alternates between two narratives: scenes of political protest, featuring members of the Black Panthers, are filmed and edited in parallel with recording sessions of the Rolling Stones’ Sympathy for the Devil. Jean-Luc Godard films music at work, while striving to link artistic creation and social utopia.


See also: Hommage à Jean-Luc Godard, Le Louvre, 11 April



Programme in French

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