Film Socialisme (France/Switzerland, 2010; 101 min.)
Director: Jean Luc Godard
The latest oeuvre from legendary French-Swiss New Wave auteur Jean-Luc Godard, FilmSocialism unravels in three movements.
The first movement, Des choses comme ça ("Such things") features multi-lingual conversations amongst a collection of cruise ship passengers sailing around the Mediterranean Sea, including an aging war criminal, a former UN official and a Russian detective.
The second movement, Notre Europe ("Our Europe"), focuses on a young girl and her brother who summon their parents before a 'tribunal of their childhood', in which they raise serious questions regarding the themes of liberty, equality, and freedom.
Nos humanités ("Our humanities"), the third and final movement, takes us to six famous locations in the history of humanity: Egypt, Palestine, Odessa, Hellas, Naples, and Barcelona.
Cast: Patti Smith, Élisabeth Vitali, Christian Sinniger, Nadège Beausson-Diagne, Alain Badiou, Lenny Kaye, Catherine Tanvier, Jean-Marc Stehlé, Eye Haidara, Quentin Grosset, Olga Riazanova