Pierrot le Fou

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
France / 1965 / Narrative
110 minutes / English, French, Italian

Cinema St. Louis honors the late Jean-Luc Godard with a screening of one his most celebrated films. Ferdinand (Jean-Paul Belmondo), unhappily married and recently fired from his job, abandons his family and runs off to the Riviera with the enigmatic Marianne (Anna Karina). Ferdinand, whom Marianne calls “Pierrot,” tries to find artistic fulfillment between bouts of criminal adventure, but keeps getting entangled in Marianne’s violent life.

Intro and discussion by Pete Timmermann, director of the Webster U. Film Series and adjunct professor of film studies at Webster U.