Moments Choisis is an eighty-minute film which Jean-Luc Godard reedited in 2000 from the famous series lasting several hours entitled Histoire(s) du Cinéma, begun in 1987 and completed in 1998.
Godard offers a history of film made up of the most varied film sequences within the context of historical events and interviews. Louise Ismert, who has exhibited Godard’s series in museums, said that, for Godard, “(hi)story is created from the relationship of two pictures and only materialises in the cutting room”. Godard had similar things to say about film and his work: “If shooting is the vision, then editing is the beating of the heart”. The documentary Moments Choisis is regarded by many as being the “final heartbeat” of Jean Luc Godard, French New Wave director, film critic, and experimentalist in the sphere of film language and film
derivatives such as video and television.
Prague, Czech Republic
introduced by Sylva Poláková
original versions with English subtitles
about 80 min.