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86 Ratings

2 x 50 Years of French Cinema

Deux fois cinquante ans de cinéma français

Switzerland, France, 1995
Documentary, Drama, TV Movie


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.

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2 x 50 Years of French Cinema Directed by Jean-Luc Godard, Anne-Marie Miéville

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  • Gylfi's rating of the film 2 x 50 Years of French Cinema

    Has perhaps the funniest punchline to the end of a scene, resulting in that rare occasion (for me at least) where you roar with laughter even though you are watching the film alone. Piccoli and Godard sitting down to discuss the history of French cinema, with Godard more than ready to question just what they are really celebrating. I wish the film was longer, this is a dream project for any fan of French cinema!

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