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Architecture+Film: Contempt/Le Mepris

16 September 2023

Dave Barber Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street


Director: Jean-Luc Godard,
France, 1963
French with English subtitles
Scenes from a marital breakdown between screenwriter (Michel Piccoli) and his wife (Brigitte Bardot), as both become enmeshed in the behind-the-camera struggles of a director (Fritz Lang) and producer (Jack Palance) as they film an adaptation of Homer’s The Odyssey.

50th anniversary wide-screen Technicolor restoration.

Restored and digitized in 4K by Studiocanal at Hiventy with support from the CNC, from the original 35mm negative, interpositive, and reference print by Raoul Coutard.

Architecture+Film series, produced in partnership with Winnipeg Film Group, with support from the Winnipeg Foundation.