Godard’s film about a Maoist student cell living, working, and playing the revolution, with Jean-Pierre Léaud, Juliette Berto, Michel Semeniako and Godard’s soon-to-be second wife Anne Wiazemsky, whose Véronique debates her former teacher Françis Jeanson (as himself) about the utility and morality of terrorist action in the service of the revolution in one of the most riveting sequences Godard had ever directed (aboard a moving train). A brightly colored, politically sharp, and quite poignant film. “Godard is the only contemporary director with the ability to express through graceful cinema what young people are feeling at this time in world history,” wrote Andrew Sarris.

  • Directed By Jean-Luc Godard
  • 1966
  • France
  • French with English subtitles
  • 35mm
  • 96 minutes