Everything Is Cinema: The Filmic Alchemy of Jean-Luc Godard – Lecture (in English)

In light of the recent passing of master director Jean-Luc Godard, Volkskrant film critic Kevin Toma gives a lecture (60 min., language: English) on the director’s rich oeuvre.

Time & Tickets

Few filmmakers leave behind such a ground-breaking, influential, and radical body of work as Jean-Luc Godard, who died in September this year. Throughout his career he remained a tireless explorer of the possibilities and limits of cinema. ‘Every film has a beginning, middle and end, but not necessarily in that order,’ the French-Swiss master filmmaker once said with good reason: more than any other director Godard turned film and narrative conventions upside down and inside out. But whether his diabolical tricks were playful or irritating, Godard was never about pure teasing. He wanted viewers to have a completely new experience of film and reality.

In his lecture EVERYTHING IS CINEMA: THE FILMIC ALCHEMY OF JEAN-LUC GODARD, Dutch film critic and Godard enthusiast Kevin Toma takes you on a surprising journey through Godard’s unruly, fascinating body of work. Don’t expect a summary of his biography, but a bird’s eye view of several brilliant scenes and images, ranging from the jump cuts from À BOUT DE SOUFFLE (1960) to the enigmatic 3D experiments of ADIEU A LANGAGE (2014).

, 2022, 60 min. , Dutch subtitles.