CONTEMPT

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard | Written by Jean-Luc Godard and Alberto Moravia (novel)
US release date: January 17, 2014
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard | Written by Jean-Luc Godard and Alberto Moravia (novel)
With Brigitte Bardot, Fritz Lang, Giorgia Moll, Jack Palance, Michel Piccoli
Drama, France, 1963

CONTEMPT: That's what ex-typist Brigitte Bardot has for husband playwright/screenwriter Michel Piccoli—but why? Does she think he used her to get that lucrative assignment (to rewrite an adaptation of The Odyssey) from overbearing American producer Jack Palance (“I like gods. I know exactly how they feel.”)? Was it that (innocent) fanny pat to multilingual interpreter Giorgia Moll? Or does she just “not love him anymore?” New Wave wild man Godard, given international stars, a best-selling novel by Alberto Moravia, two high-maintenance producers (Joseph E. Levine and Carlo Ponti), and the biggest budget of his career, still succeeded, as usual, in overturning the conventions of mainstream filmmaking, while producing a meditation on post-Hollywood filmmaking; the pitfalls of international productions; CinemaScope (“only for snakes and funerals,” chortles Lang); imposing modern psychological interpretations on classical themes; and Bardot’s derrière. 


Opens in the US: 

-Los Angeles on January 17, 2014 at Laemmle Theaters

Please check your local listings for showtimes and exact theaters. 

US Distribution: Rialto Pictures

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