In one of his most experimental and controversial films, scripter/director Jean-Luc Godard adapts Jean-Jacques Rousseau's "Émile" into a two-person drama that breaks the language of cinema down to it's basic elements. In an otherwise empty television studio, Émile Rousseau (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and Patricia Lamumba (Juliet Berto) discuss everything from current events to cinema to language itself amidst a barrage of powerful images and sounds. Narrated by Godard. AKA: "Joy of Learning." 92 min. Standard; Soundtrack: French; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; theatrical trailers. In French with English subtitles.
In one of his most experimental and controversial films, scripter/director Jean-Luc Godard adapts Jean-Jacques Rousseau's "Émile" into a two-person drama that breaks the language of cinema down to it's basic elements. In an otherwise empty television studio, Émile Rousseau (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and Patricia Lamumba (Juliet Berto) discuss everything from current events to cinema to language itself amidst a barrage of powerful images and sounds. Narrated by Godard. AKA: "Joy of Learning." 92 min. Standard; Soundtrack: French; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; theatrical trailers. In French with English subtitles.
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In one of his most experimental and controversial films, scripter/director Jean-Luc Godard adapts Jean-Jacques Rousseau's "Émile" into a two-person drama that breaks the language of cinema down to it's basic elements. In an otherwise empty television studio, Émile Rousseau (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and Patricia Lamumba (Juliet Berto) discuss everything from current events to cinema to language itself amidst a barrage of powerful images and sounds. Narrated by Godard. AKA: "Joy of Learning." 92 min. Standard; Soundtrack: French; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; theatrical trailers. In French with English subtitles.