This entry was posted on December 3rd, 2014

Here in Desistfilm, we can’t overlook such an important date for any cinephile: December third, 1930. To think about cinema without Godard is impossible, not only for his reformist and playful role in the Nouvelle Vague, but also for being an inherent par of the aesthetic revolution of the new technologies. Godard was cinema, 60 years ago, and today, he remains so. From 16mm to digital. Because of that, we made a list of our passion for this amazing french filmmaker, translated in ten acts of pure love for cinema.

En Desistfilm no podemos pasar desapercibida una fecha tan importante para cualquier cinéfilo, 3 de diciembre de 1930. Pensar el cine sin Godard es imposible, tanto por su rol renovador y lúdico dentro de la Nouvelle Vague, como por ser parte inherente de la revolución estética de las nuevas tecnologías. Hace 60 años el cine era Godard y hoy, también. De 16 mm al digital. Por este motivo, hicimos una lista de nuestra pasión por este gran cineasta francés, traducida en diez actos de puro amor al cine.

vivresavie1) Vivre Sa vie (1962)
“Why must one talk? Often one shouldn’t talk, but live in silence. The more one talks, the less the words mean.”


2) Week end (1967)
“My aesthetic is that of the sniper on the roof.”
3) Histoire(s) du Cinema (1988)
“Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.”
4) Bande Á Part (1964)
“All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun.”
5) Á Bout de Souffle (1961)
“To be immortal and then die”
6) Le Mépris (1963)
“Photography is truth.”
7) One P.M. (With Richard Leacock, D. A. Pennebaker, 1972)
“If you want to make a documentary you should automatically go to the fiction, and if you want to nourish your fiction you have to come back to reality.”
8) Pierrot le Fou (1965)
“A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order.”
9) Numéro Deux (1975)
“Every edit is a lie.”
10) Adieu au langage (2014)
“The cinema is truth 24 frames-per-second”