"Tout Va Bien"
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
A watershed creation from Godard's "political" phase,
Tout Va Bien and its accompanying postscript Letter to Jane
are the last films the director made with Maoist radical Jean-Pierre Gorin.
Together they comprise one of the most formally and ideologically radical
statements ever put to film. A work "about history and its power to
transform the individual" (Gorin), Tout Va Bien stars Jane Fonda as
an American reporter covering a strike at a Parisian sausage factory with
her film director husband (Yves Montand). Functioning as a biting polemic on
society, marriage, and revolution, Godard ups the ante with his follow-up,
Letter to Jane, a scathing attack on bourgeois dilletantism and Fonda
herself. French with English subtitles. 96 minutes.