Pierrot Le Fou

Jean-Luc Godard’s exuberant, infinitely playful tale of lovers on the run formed a magnificent climax to the first phase of the directors filmmaking career. Pierrot le fou tells the story of Ferdinand (Jean-Paul Belmondo), a young Parisian who leaves his wife and child for beautiful babysitter Marianne (Ann Karina), an old flame. Following a night together in her apartment, which contains a crate of guns and a bloodstained corpse, the two hit the road in a series of stolen cars, heading south in flight from bourgeois existence and in search of a romantic utopia. The Mediterranean idyll they find on the coast, however, quickly turns sour.

Jean-Luc Godard
France 1965 110 mins
November 5, 2022 6:30 pm
Location: The Alchemy Experiment