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Still from Jean-Luc Godard’s Contempt (1963) courtesy Rialto Pictures


Dive into Godard’s New Wave

  • Sunday, July 7, 2024
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
  • East Building Auditorium
  • Films
  • In-person
  • Registration Required
  • Drop-In Registration

Based on Alberto Moravia’s 1954 novel, Contempt (Le Mépris) follows screenwriter Michel Piccoli. As he attempts to doctor the script for a new film version of Homer’s The Odyssey, he is torn between the demands of a proud European director (played by legendary director Fritz Lang), a crude and arrogant American producer (Jack Palance), and his disillusioned and trapped wife, Camille (Brigitte Bardot). Restored and digitized in 4K by Studiocanal at Hiventy with support from the CNC (Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée). (Jean-Luc Goard, 1963, DCP, French with English subtitles, 103 minutes)

This film is part of our Dive into Godard’s New Wave film series.