FAR FROM VIETNAM

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard, Joris Ivens, William Klein, Claude Lelouch, Chris Marker, Alain Resnais and Agnés Varda
US release date: August 28, 2013
Directed by JL Godard, J. Ivens, W.Klein, C. Lelouch, C. Marker, A. Resnais and A. Varda I Written by Jean-Luc Godard, Chris Marker, Jacques Sternberg
With Anne Bellec, Karen Blanguernon, Bernard Fresson
115 min, Documentary, Drama, War, France, 1967

Initiated and edited by Marker, FAR FROM VIETNAM "represents a true collective endeavor," bringing together an array of stylistically disparate contributions, none individually credited, under a unified vision. (Nora M. Alter, Chris Marker) Made, per Marker's narration, "to affirm, by the exercise of their craft, their solidarity with the Vietnamese people in struggle against aggression", the elements span documentary footage in the United States, France and Vietnam (North and South) to interviews with Fidel Castro and antiwar figures, to self-interrogating monologues and fictional segments, and repurposed media footage.

Passionately critical and self-critical, and as bold in form as it is in rhetoric, FAR FROM VIETNAM is a milestone in political documentary and in the French cinema. "An important film, a beautiful film, a moving film," Richard Roud wrote in The Guardian upon the film's 1967 release, "the cinema at last has its 'Guernica.'"

Opens in the US on August 28, 2013

- NYC on August 28, 2013 at Film Society at Lincoln Center

This film may not be shown in all US cities, please check your local listings for exact showtimes and places.

US Distribution: Icarus Films

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