This programme curated by film critic and curator Federico Rossin addresses the ambiguous position taken by Jean-Luc Godard all along his film career as a commentator of images: was he really considering everybody equal before images or was he dominating the audience with his male authoritative voice?
“Letter to Jane (1972), an essay in the form of a film centered on a single photograph, has been criticized as statement of the male dominance over the female figure. Taking as a point of departure a photograph of actress Jane Fonda in Vietnam, Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin reflect on the role of intellectuals in the revolutionary process, but as male narrators they impose their authority and dominance as masculine subjects. In Photos et Cie (1976) Godard broke this monolingual male voice-over working with his partner Anne-Marie Miéville.” – Federico Rossin
Letter to Jane: An Investigation About a Still
FRA | 1972 | dir. Jean-Luc Godard et Jean-Pierre Gorin | 52 mins
Six fois deux / Sur et sous la communication 3a : Photo et Cie
FRA | 1976 | dir. Jean-Luc Godard et Anne-Marie Miéville | 46 mins