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Le Mépris

Jean-Luc Godard

When producer Jeremy Prokosch is not satisfied with the adaptation of his new movie, he hires screenwriter Paul Javal to write additional scenes. While Javal is absorbed in scriptwriting, he seems unaware of Prokosch’s attention to his wife, Camille. Camille thinks her husband is acting in his own interests, and tensions mount as the couple’s relationship falters.

Le Mépris, one of the ‘film within a film’ examples in the history of cinema, also bears traces of the reality of the tension Godard experienced with his own producer during the making of the film. With this aspect and its intertextual narrative, it occupies an important place in Godard’s cinema. The screening of Le Mépris continues with a conversation within the framework of Godard’s works. Director, screenwriter and playwright Cem Başeskioğlu, who has been doing film readings within his organisation titled “Dramatic Maneuvers” (Dramatik Manevralar), meets with the audience after the screening.


YEAR: 1963
DIRECTOR: Jean-Luc Godard

Screening and Talk
11 October 2023

Institut français Türkiye
Beyoğlu, İstiklal Cd. No:4, 34435 Beyoğlu/İstanbul

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