REDOUBTABLE (LE REDOUTABLE)
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.