TRIBUTES AND RETROSPECTIVES
From Godard to JLG
Petites notes à propos du film Je vous salue, Marie
1983 - 25mn
Preparatory notes, images of the actress, paintings, films superimposed. Jean-Luc Godard and Myriem Roussel talk about the character of Marie.
“What image shall we make? But what image should we make? What image have we made? What image are we talking about? What image are we criticising? (…) The film to be made is gradually confused with the film being made, the film already made, the film which is impossible to make (…) This compository phenomenon could be called the complete sketch” (Nicole Brenez). Godard concludes the film: “So there you are, this little film, not a demonstration, just a few notes then some scales then a film. (…) Making a film is a little miracle which I am asking you to take part in, to co-produce with us. We are asking for you help. We are asking for no more or no less than what we need, 300 000 Swiss Francs, a film with a 60 % Swiss majority”.
CAST AND CREW
Cast : Jean-Luc Godard, Myriem Roussel, Thierry Rode, Anne-Marie Miéville
Screenplay : Jean-Luc Godard
Production : JLG Films
French distributor : Gaumont