WEEKEND announced the end of cinema, and so LE GAI SAVOIR serve as a gnarly defibrillator apparatus: the defeated patient lies unconscious on the operating table, periodically shocked back to life, a trickle of images escaping the void. This is cinema ground zero… Though Godard’s avowed cinematic reference points are Dziga Vertov and Glauber Rocha, LE GAI SAVOIR more directly fulfills the aspirations of F.W. Murnau.
Kyle A. Westphal
October 06, 2017