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  • year. 2018

  • country. FRANCE

  • run-time. 85min

£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)

Doors 7.15PM

Film 7.45PM

Following the 3D Goodbye to Language, Jean-Luc Godard returns with The Image Book, a bracing, beautiful and provocative essay film interrogating our relationship with film, culture and global politics. Splicing together classic film clips and modern newsreel footage, often stretched, saturated and distorted almost beyond recognition, The Image Book - winner of the Special Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival - is a visually stunning voyage through layers of light and darkness, sound and silence, innocence and guilt. Sometimes disturbing, often idiosyncratic yet moving and always deeply visceral, it’s proof, if we ever needed it, that the master auteur hasn’t lost his bite.

Playing as part of a double bill with Agnes Varda’s Faces Places. Discounted joint ticket available.

Presented by Wavelength


Twitter: @wavelengthdocs

With thanks to Mubi.

A vast and intricate mosaic of image and sound ****
— The Independent
Rich, disturbing... thrillingly dissonant ****
— The Guardian
Godard is an artist who shows no sign of softening
— Screen
Haunting, thrilling and confounding in equal measure
— New York Times
Contemplates what possibilities of salvation and beauty might still reside in our horrific and uncertain world.
— Sight & Sound