(Jean-Luc Godard, 1963, France/Italy, 103 minutes)

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Taking place as a multinational team of artists try to wrestle Homer’s The Odyssey into a cinematic adaptation, and against the backdrop of Rome’s legendary Cinecittà studios (not to mention the Mediterranean Sea), Jean-Luc Godard’s Contempt (Le Mépris) looks at the dissolution of a marriage that results from behind-the-scenes struggles. The married couple are screenwriter Paul (Michel Piccoli) and his wife Camille (Brigitte Bardot, in what is surely the best role of her career), with complications coming in the form of brash American producer Prokosch (Jack Palance, Shane). With Fritz Lang playing himself as the director of The Odyssey (and Godard fleetingly popping up as his assistant), and adapted from Italian master Alberto Moravia’s 1954 novel, Contempt is one of the greatest films of 60s era Godard, which is one of the most studied and celebrated runs of films by a single director in cinematic history.

In French, English, Italian, and German with English subtitles.

Sunday, May 19 at 7:30pm

Winifred Moore Auditorium
470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119

Event Type

School of Communications, Film Series, Art & Performances


School of Communications


film, filmseries



$8 for the general public; $7 for seniors, Webster alumni and students from other schools; $6 for Webster University staff and faculty; free for Webster students with proper ID

Webster University Film Series


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