Tout va bien Review

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Godard examines the structure of movies, relationships and revolutions through the life of a couple in Paris


Jean-Luc Godard’s and Jean-Pierre Gorin’s personal reflection on France 1972, four years on from the revolutionary antics of 1968, uses Jane Fonda and Yves Montand as a media couple who found their moment then, but have since failed to move on both professionally and romantically. Disillusioned by their respective frustrations, both find fresh impetus when Fonda is sent to cover an anarchist strike at a factory for her radio station and the pair get caught in a hostage situation. Majorly long-winded, with a tiresome overuse of soliloquising to camera, but illuminated by its acerbic bite and a few of Godard’s signature touch, this is an interesting museum piece for fans to investigate.

Good, if you like that sort of thing.