2 x 50 Years of French Cinema (a documentary)

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Film of the Alternative cinema: Authors' Collections series

Original title: Deux fois cinquante ans de cinéma français

Switzerland / UK / France — 1995

Runtime: 51 min

Directors: Jean-Luc Godard, Anne-Marie Miéville

At a lakeside hotel, Michel Piccoli discusses the centennial of cinema with Jean-Luc Godard. Godard asks why should cinema's birthday be celebrated when the history of film is a forgotten subject. Through the remainder of his hotel stay, Piccoli tests Godard's hypothesis.