Every Man for Himself (1980)

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Every Man for Himself Film Poster

Hailed as his “second first film” after a series of collaborative video works for European TV with partner Anne-Marie Miéville, Godard’s “return” to “narrative” filmmaking fuses their recent experimentations in slow-motion video “decomposition” with the larger budgets and big-name stars (Isabelle Huppert, Nathalie Baye) of Godard’s celebrated ’60s period. The result is a key transitional work that finds Godard’s essayistic interventions contrapuntally set against narrative, creating “precisely calibrated pileups of spoken and printed texts and of sync sound, voice-over, music, and effects” (Amy Taubin).

This original French 35mm print is in reasonable condition, however there is significant colour fade to the film.  Despite this, we hope you enjoy this rare opportunity to see Every Man for Himself in the format it was originally intended to be screened.