SAFE CONDUCT
LAISSEZ-PASSER
2002, Rialto Pictures, 170 min, France/Germany/Spain, Dir: Bertrand Tavernier

Inspired by the memoirs of filmmaker Jean-Devaivre, this rich drama serves as a love letter to moviemaking while illuminating a painful period of French history. During the 1940s German Occupation, Devaivre (played here by Silver Bear winner Jacques Gamblin) and screenwriter Jean Aurenche (Denis Podalydès) struggle to continue making films without selling their souls to the Nazis.


GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE
ADIEU AU LANGAGE
2014, Kino Lorber, 70 min, France, Dir: Jean-Luc Godard

Winner of the Cannes Film Festival Jury prize, the protean French director’s vibrant visual essay is also a narrative - a married woman’s relationship with a single man (and Godard’s dog, Roxy) is just the jumping-off point. Both beautiful and mischievous, this Godard masterpiece is bold in its disregard for the conventions of 3-D filmmaking, challenging the audience to discover hidden layers of imagery and making this a unique film that can only be savored in a theater. “A thrilling cinematic experience.” - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times. “An adrenaline shot to the brain.” - Scott Foundas, Variety. “Packed with dazzling images, the film makes 3-D feel like something brand-new to the medium.” - Joe McGovern, Entertainment Weekly. In French with English subtitles.


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