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The Image Book (Le livre d'image) (2019)



Critic Consensus: Potentially insurmountable for viewers not attuned to the director's wavelength, The Image Book is typically confounding - and ultimately rewarding - late-period Godard.

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Do you still remember how, long ago, we trained our thoughts? Most often we'd start from a dream.... We wondered how, in total darkness, colours of such intensity could emerge within us. In a soft, low voice Saying great things, Surprising, deep and accurate matters. Image and words Like a bad dream written on a stormy night. Under western eyes. The lost paradises. War is here.

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Another infuriatingly incomprehensible Godard movie made up entirely out of archival images... Having said that, some of the imagery is powerful.

September 17, 2019 | Full Review…

A rumination on art, politics, history, and mankind's eternal folly disguised as a cinematic collage. It's plotless but it has shape; random but with purpose.

February 28, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
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"The Image Book" is an 85-minute cinematic brainstorm, a swirling, dazzling, maddening frenzy of disconnected sights and sounds that have been compiled and arranged according to a rhythmic and rhetorical logic that only its maker can fully divine.

February 13, 2019 | Full Review…

"The Image Book" lives and breathes cinema; the cutting and sound games (up and down and all around) remain arresting and instinctive and inspired.

February 7, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Concerned neither with telling stories nor even making rational sense, Godard aims straight for lyrical beauty, and he almost always hits his target.

February 7, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

The film has the intimacy of a personal postcard sharing memories of deceased friends, favourite films and political touchstones.

January 25, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

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