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Notebook presents Le Mépris + Discussion
Institute of Contemporary Arts
A woman with blonde hair and a black headband stands against green trees and bushes
Le Mépris, dir. Jean-Luc Godard, France, Italy 1963, 103 mins, French, English, German & Italian with English subtitles, 15

Join us to celebrate the release of the third issue of Notebook magazine titled "The Flap of a Butterfly’s Wings". Notebook is a print-only magazine, devoted to the art and the culture of cinema. Created, prepared and published by MUBI.

This screening of Jean-Luc Godard’s Le Mépris is inspired by a piece in this latest issue by film scholar and critic Erika Balsom, where she surfaces her own self-debate about the iconic film.

Jean-Luc Godard’s Le Mépris is a landmark in cinema history, a caustic interrogation of art, love and the tribulations that arise when the two intersect. Godard’s tale of the politics of filmmaking and the slow disintegration of a marriage features an outstanding cast that includes Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli, Jack Palance, Giorgia Moll and Fritz Lang. We are delighted to screen the new 4K restoration of the film.

The screening of Lé Mepris will be followed by a post-screening discussion between Erika Balsom and fellow film critic Simran Hans. The latest issue of Notebook magazine will also be available for sale in the ICA bookstore.

Read more on the Notebook website.

To coincide with this event the ICA is delighted to present a small season of films celebrating the work of Jean-Luc Godard.
Erika Balsom is a scholar and critic based in London, working on cinema, art, and their intersection. She is Reader in Film Studies at King’s College London and holds a PhD in Modern Culture and Media from Brown University.

Simran Hans is a freelance writer and film critic for publications including The Guardian, the New York Times and Sight & Sound magazine.
06:30 pm
Thu, 28 Sep 2023
Cinema 1

All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated, and start with a 10 min. curated selection of trailers.

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