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Film Socialisme Review - Patti Smith

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Patti Smith | LA CHANTEUSE Patti Smith in Film Socialisme

Film Socialisme

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
101 minutes
Limited Release Date:
06/03/11
performer:
Patti Smith, Catherine Tanvier
director:
Jean-Luc Godard
distributor:
Kino International
author:
Jean-Luc Godard
genre:
Foreign Language, Drama

We gave it a B

In his latest tract/poem/meditation, Jean-Luc Godard presents scenes on a cruise ship, which he treats like the spaceship in WALL?E — as a big floating metaphor for our passive corruption. At the bottom of the screen appear heady little slogans and pensées, displayed in cutting counterpoint to the images. This is Godard’s most focused statement in years. Yet what he’s saying is often leftist agitprop. He depicts the passengers as clueless zombies, and even Patti Smith’s appearance as a singer can’t dispel the air of doomstruck judgment. B

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