A battle of the wills ensues as artistic
director Fritz Land, who self-referentially stars as none other than himself, and
hard-headed producer (Jack
Palance) find themselves at loggerheads on the set of a
new adaptation of Homer’s mythical masterpiece, The Odyssey.
Caught in the creative crossfire, screenwriter Paul Javal (Michel Piccoli)’s decision to side with his producer earns the disapproval of his beautiful wife Camille (Brigitte Bardot) and results in a romantic tragedy of love, loss and misunderstanding.
Godard's satirical French drama is nothing short of a landmark of world cinema, listed in Sight & Sound’s 'Greatest Films of All Time' poll in 2012. Its re-release in cinemas nationwide means cinephiles can enjoy this sixties tour de force in all its dramatic glory on the big screen.
Le Mépris will be screening at BFI and cinemas UK wide from 1 January 2016.
|What||Le Mépris, 1963 Re-release|
|Where||BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, Southbank, London, SE1 8XT | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
01 Jan 16 – 31 Mar 16, Show times vary
|Price||£determined by cinema|
|Website||Click here for the BFI Southbank website|