Detroit Film Theatre


PIERROT LE FOU

Thursday, October 04, 2007

7:30 PM Detroit Film Theatre

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(France/Italy—1965—directed by Jean-Luc Godard)

After abandoning his wife at a Parisian party, bored Ferdinand (Jean-Paul Belmondo) flees his bourgeois existence with his babysitter and ex-lover, Marianne (Anna Karina). Taking it on the lam to the south of France, the couple becomes an existential Bonnie and Clyde, battling gunrunners, gas station attendants, and American tourists as they come face to face with their own roles as characters in a pop-cultural landscape.  A profound turning point in Godard’s cinematic universe, Pierrot le fou recalls the gangster cool of Breathless and Band of Outsiders while also pointing towards the increasingly essayistic, apocalyptic visions of Two or Three Things I Know About Her and Weekend. The DFT is proud to present this pioneering masterwork of cinema for the first time in decades in what Time Out New York called “a staggeringly gorgeous new 35mm print.” In French with English subtitles. (110 min.)

“Its power to overwhelm and offend is undiminished.”    -Anthony Lane, The New Yorker

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