Half poetic political digression, half existential vaudeville, Socialisme is so characteristic of Godard’s insubordination to current tastes, fashions or expectations, that it can only be described as a UFO (unidentified film object).
In a world where radical politics have been left to fanatics or conformists surfing the highway of verbal incontinence, this is political radicalism in action – a patchwork of reflections conveyed through an endearing association of images and improbable dialogues (Godard distrusts words).
You feel so grateful, so privileged to be treated to such a boldly outlandish piece of cinema, that no matter how depressing, uncomfortable, or at times irritating, Socialisme might be, you leave the cinema with an extraordinary feeling of freedom.
FIlm Socialisme | Directed by Jean-Luc Godard (France 2010). Starts September 29