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Glasgow Film Festival
The Rise and Fall of a Small Film Company (Grandeur et Decadence d’un petit commerce de cinema)

Sat 24 February 2018

Made in 1986 and never released theatrically, The Rise and Fall of a Small Cinema Company is a typically playful, witty Jean-Luc Godard provocation. As a small production company struggles to mount a screen version of a James Hadley Chase potboiler, Godard mischievously deconstructs the filmmaking process. An absurdist, Brechtian satire becomes a lament for all the lost dreams of directors once beguiled by the magic of the movies. A comic, melancholy jolt of vintage Godard, with a spectacularly overwrought Jean-Pierre Léaud starring as exasperated director Gaspard Bazin.

Also screening at Glasgow Film Theatre, Thu 22 Feb, 1.30pm