Jean-Luc Godard / FR, IT, 1963 / 105 min.
Godard’s classic documents love’s tragic decline between author (Michel Piccoli) and his neglected wife Camille (Brigitte Bardot). 4K restoration released for the first anniversary of Godard’s death on 13 September 2022 and the film’s 60th anniversary.
Scriptwriter Paul Javal is working on an honourable assignment, an adaptation of Homer’s Odysseus to be shot at Cinecittà for the great Fritz Lang (played by Fritz Lang). After a misunderstanding with his wife Camilla, Paul ends their relationship and her love for him turns to contempt. When he finally dares to ask his ex-wife why she stopped loving him, she simply answers: “C'est la vie”.