[Talk of the town]
Godard retrospective looks at why movies will never die
As French director Jean-Luc Godard, 79, once said, “Films are the only things by which to look inside people, and that’s why people are so fond of movies and why they’ll never die.”
And to prove it, you can check out a series of his movies that will be playing at the Seoul Art Cinema in Jongno, central Seoul. The festival opened yesterday and ends on March 15.
The Korean Association of Cinematheques has put together a retrospective of Godard’s films including “Histoire du Cinema” (1997) and “JLG/JLG-Self-Portrait in December” (1995).
In the History of Cinema, the director discusses the artistic elements that are necessary in films such as music, literature and drawings. The Self-Portrait in December is a more experimental film about art and life in general.
For information on the retrospective, call (02) 741-9782 or visit www.cinematheque.seoul.kr.