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2012 Tournées French Film Series: "France in Europe"
Introduced by Prof. Anne-Gaëlle Saliot, Romance Studies; Discussion to follow!
Free and open to the public
"Film Socialisme" (Jean-Luc Godard, 2011, 101 min, France, in French and other languages w/ English subtitles, Color, DVD) -- Jean-Luc Godard presents a magisterial essay on the decline of European civilization. As a garish cruise ship travels the Mediterranean, Godard embarks on a filmic essay on the state of contemporary Europe, international politics, and Western history. In the tradition of his acclaimed political and essayistic films, Godard explores a wide range of contemporary cultural, political and historical themes with his distinctive and innovative cinematic style. -- Part of the Tournées French Film Series: "France in Europe"