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In Praise of Love

(France/Switzerland, 2001, 98 minutes)

A young filmmaker prepares a project about love in all ages of man, suggested by a random meeting with the granddaughter of two WWII Resistance veterans. Dazzling meditation on love, history and memory that must rank among its author’s finest later achievements; as usual with Godard, its idiosyncratic tone (the first half is shot in luminous black and white 35mm film, the second in highly saturated colour digital video) will infuriate as many as it will seduce.

An ARP Séléction release. Alain Sarde and Ruth Walburger present an Avventura Films/Périphéria/Canal Plus/ARTE France Cinéma/Vega Film/TSR production, in association with ECM Records, Studio Canal, DFI and Studio Image 6. With Bruno Putzulu, Cécile Camp, Claude Baignières, Rémo Forlani, Philippe Loyrette, Audrey Klebaner, Mark Hunter, Jérémie Lippmann, Bruno Mesrine, Serge Spira, Valérie Ortlieb, Violeta Ferrer, Stéphanie Jaubert, M. Collot, Djelloul Beghoura, Marie-Françoise Audollent, Noël Simsolo, M. Loridan, Jean Davy, Françoise Verny, William Doherty, Lemmy Constantine, Jean Lacouture, Jean-Henri Roger. Directed and written by Jean-Luc Godard; music by Ketil Bjornstad, David Darling, Georges van Parys, Maurice Jaubert, Karl Hartmann, Arvo Pärt; directors of photography (LTC), Christophe Pollock, Julien Hirsch; costume designer, Marina Thibaut; film editor, Raphaëlle Urtin.


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