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SPEC D: Michel Hazanavi­cius. France. 107 min. Sep 14, 9:15 pm, El­gin; Sep 15, 6 pm, Sco­tia­bank 1; Sep 17, 9:45 am, Sco­tia­bank 1. Rat­ing: NN This breezy love story about a film direc­tor who’s re­cently mar­ried his lead­ing lady is set in France in the months lead­ing up to the mas­sive anti-gov­ern­ment street protests of May 1968.

The story is told from the young woman’s point of view and is based on real events de­picted in a mem­oir by Anne Wi­azem­sky. If you don’t know who Jean-Luc Go­dard is, you might be drawn in by the charm of their bud­ding re­la­tion­ship.

But most do know the redoubtable Mon­sieur Go­dard (a finely chis­elled im­per­son­ation com­plete with tics by Louis Gar­rel) and the facile treat­ment of a turn­ing point in the artis­tic and po­lit­i­cal life of this cine­matic icon does it no jus­tice.

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