PANAJI: Entertainment Society of Goa’s Cinephile Film Club will screen the French classic – Bande à Part (Band of Outsiders), on Thursday, 22nd September at Maquinez Palace here at 6.30 pm.
The screening is a tribute to one of the most influential film-makers of all time, Jean-Luc Godard, who passed away last week. Godard left an indelible mark on cinema, inspiring a host of filmmakers with his path-breaking style.
About the Film:
Film: Bande à part (1964, French with English subtitles)
Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard,
Duration: 1 hour 35 minutes
Based on a novel by Dolores Hitchens, ‘Bande à Part’ is one of Godard’s most accessible films. It has Anna Karina as a language student who becomes friends with a young man Franz, who, in turn, involves his friend and the trio plans a robbery.
The influence of the film has been such that Tarantino named his company ‘Bande à Part’, after his favourite film. The dance sequence with Uma Thurman and John Travolta in Pulp Fiction was inspired by the Madison dance scene in this film. Godard described this film as “Alice in Wonderland meets Franz Kafka”.