"Pierrot le Fou"
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
One of the high points
of 20th century cinema. Ravishing and moving, the story features Jean-Paul Belmondo as
Ferdinand, who one evening leaves his wife in the middle of a boring party. He meets a
girl with whom he was in love five years earlier, and who is involved with a gang of
criminals. After Ferdinand finds a dead man in her room, they leave Paris for a deserted
island. One of Godard's most poetic films, full of the anguish of love, aptly summarized
in his own words over the first images of the film, "At the age of fifty, Velasquez
no longer painted precise objects; he painted what lay between precise objects." The
final murder-suicide sequence on the island is one of the most brilliant Godard has ever
created. French with English subtitles.