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Ici et Ailieurs(Here and Elsewhere)
 
 

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ICI ET AILIEURS(HERE AND ELSEWHERE)


Directed by | Jean Luc Godard, Jean Pierre Gorin & Anne Marie Meiville

Genre documentary  |  Length: 60mins  |  Year of production: 1974


Made as part of the "Dziga Vertov group," this controversial and rarely screened experimental film was commissioned by the PLO in 1967 and originally titled Until Victory. Following the defeat in the Six Day War, the film was radically transformed, becoming a meditation on how cinema records history, and marking the beginning of Godard's radical video period. Against the back of post1968 Paris, the film contrasts a French family ("Here") with an impressionstic portrait of a Palestine ("Elsewhere") reflected and distorted by television, books and pictures.

“A thoughtful and provocative essay on… the problems of recording history and of making political statements on film…The results are a rare form of lucidity and purity” – Chicago Reader – Arts & Entertainment