The legendary Jean-Luc Godard returns to the big screen with a dizzying feat of audio-visual experimentation and political comment.
Godard’s latest bold creation is an epic kaleidoscope that delves into the both the rich history of cinema, and shocking archives of world history that reflect our chaotic times, and examines how we read images.
From Jean Vigo’s L’Atalante to Gus Van Sant’s Elephant, The Image Book sweeps through time like a cinephile fever-dream, building a tapestry of stunning cinematography, performance and news photography that explore meaning and the question of context.
Godard plays with the texture of film itself, how it deteriorates, and how humanity is similarly, violently destroying itself. Narrating in bursts of philosophical debate and political ideology, he ruptures our expectations of audio-visual logic, and in true Godard style, pushes the boundaries of cinematic language.