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For Ever Mozart

For Ever Mozart

A Feature film by Jean-Luc Godard

Produced by Avventura Films

Release in France : 27/11/1996

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Executive Producer :

Avventura Films

Foreign production companies :

Vega Film, ECM Records, RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse

French distribution :

Les Films du Losange

Co-productions :

Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, France 2 Cinéma, Peripheria

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Four films which do not necessarily make one: just like fours walls don't make a house. For Ever Mozart is an episodic film that follows a theater troupe from France attempting to put on a play in Sarajevo. Along their journey they are captured and held in a POW camp, and they call for help from their friends and relations in France.


What may well strike viewers of and listeners to "For Ever Mozart" is to discover the extent to which Jean-Luc Godard, cinema's arch-jester and poet-in-chief, has given himself over to a work of choreography. Though he has often touched on the notion of mime, Godard's work has rarely come this close to that of a ballet master -of the ilk of a Pina Bausch or a William Forsythe. This slide toward corporal expression seems well nigh inevitable: Godard's chosen subject matter is war, the Bosnian war, in recent times the closest conflict we've known, both historically and geographically. But lest the spectacle of war become obscene, its victims had to be transfigured. Godard had to infuse their bodies with a poetic freedom. The characters of "For Ever Mozart" dance on a volcano; (...).
(Olivier Séguret - Libération)

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Full credits (9)

Executive Producer :

Alain Sarde

Directors of Photography :

Christophe Pollock, Katell Djian, Jean-Pierre Fedrizzi

Press Attaché (film) :

Claude Davy

Production Designer :

Yvan Niclass

Costume designers :

Marina Zuliani, Nadine Butin

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Feature film

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Fiction, Experimental

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France, Switzerland, Germany

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Majority French (France, Switzerland, Germany)

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1 h 20 min

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Posters (4)


Festival Selections

Venice International Film Festival  - 1996

Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1996)


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