Jean-Luc Godard Retrospective at Melbourne Cinémathèque

Don’t be a slave to probability in Alphaville

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The year’s not even halfway done but Melbourne Cinémathèque’s selection of features and shorts by Jean-Luc Godard will no doubt be a highlight of 2013. Particularly unmissable is Godard’s atypically futuristic Alphaville on 10 April.

Eddie Constantine’s trenchcoated character Lemmy Caution - played by the same actor in earlier tough guy movies - is here dropped into a bizarre sci-fi world. The citizens are “slaves to probability”, vampire movies only play in museums and everything’s monitored by a gravel-voiced supercomputer called Alpha 60.
 
Godard’s takes on noir clichés include Lemmy lighting a Zippo by shooting at it from across the room or violently pinballing back and forth between unseen thugs in a cramped elevator. Alphaville is stylish and philosophical, but sometimes just awesomely goofy.

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Date Wed 17 Apr 2013

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Director: Jean-Luc Godard

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