Swiss filmmaker Anne-Marie Miéville will be celebrated with a full career retrospective presented by BAMcinématek in Brooklyn. After launching her career in the ’70s, the writer, director, and editor has created “a singular body of work exploring feminism, capitalism, patriarchal systems, and family structure,” a press release details.
Titled “A Woman’s Work,” the retrospective will run from April 12–19, and features rarely screened features written and directed by Miéville. Films to be screened include “How Can I Love,” a story of one woman, five men, and five breakups, and “My Dear Subject,” a portrait of three generations of women.
“As the artistic partner to Jean-Luc Godard, [Miéville’s] illustrious career has often been marginalized alongside the New Wave icon,” the press release states. “This series brings together films she has made as writer, co-director, and director (including all seven films she has directed alone) to present an intensely focused oeuvre that has affinities with, but also sits in many ways in opposition to, the work of her famous collaborator.”
Check out the schedule and descriptions of the films courtesy of BAMcinématek.
Anne-Marie Miéville Schedule
Wed, April 12
7pm: After the Reconciliation, How Can I Love
9:15pm: Hail Mary, Book of Mary
Thu, April 13
7pm: My Dear Subject
9:15pm: Hail Mary, Book of Mary
Fri, April 14
4:45pm: Every Man for Himself
7pm: First Name: Carmen
9:15pm: Every Man for Himself
Sat, April 15
2pm: Ici et Ailleurs
3:45pm: Lou Didn’t Say No, Living It Up
6pm: After the Reconciliation, How Can I Love
8:15pm: My Dear Subject
Sun, April 16
2pm: Every Man for Himself
4:15pm: We’re All Still Here
6:15pm: Hail Mary, Book of Mary
8:30pm: First Name: Carmen
Tue, April 18
7pm, 9:30pm: 2 X 50 Years of French Cinema, Soft and Hard
Wed, April 19
7pm: Comment Ça Va?
9:15pm: Lou Didn’t Say No, Living It Up
2 X 50 Years Of French Cinema (1995) Dirs. Jean-Luc Godard & Anne-Marie Miéville. WithGodard, Michel Piccoli. Godard and Miéville’s subversive and frequently funny survey of French cinema.Digital. 51min. Tue, Apr 18 at 7, 9:30pm*Screens with Soft and Hard.
After The Reconciliation (2000) Dir. Anne-Marie Miéville. With Miéville, Jean-Luc Godard, ClaudePerron. Miéville’s intellectually and stylistically adventurous take on the drawing room comedy. 35mm.
75min. Wed, Apr 12 at 7pm & Sat, Apr 15 at 6pm
*Screens with How Can I Love.
Book Of Mary (1985) Dir. Anne-Marie Miéville. With Rebecca Hampton, Bruno Cremer, AuroreClément. Miéville’s unjustly overlooked companion piece, which screened alongside Hail Mary during itsrelease run. 35mm. 104min. Wed, Apr 12 at 9:15pm; Thu, Apr 13 at 9:15pm; Sun, Apr 16 at 6:15pm
*Screens with Hail MaryCOMMENT ÇA Va? (1978) Dirs. Jean-Luc Godard & Anne-Marie Miéville. With Michel Marot, Anne-Marie Miéville. Godard and Miéville deconstruct the politics of image making — and their own creativepartnership — in this provocative film-video hybrid. Digital. 78min. Wed, Apr 19 at 7pm
Every Man For Himself (1980) Dir. Jean-Luc Godard. With Isabelle Huppert, Jacques Dutronc,Nathalie Baye. Miéville co-scripted, with Jean-Claude Carrière, Godard’s return to “mainstream”
filmmaking, charting the intersecting lives of a television director, his girlfriend, and a prostitute. 35mm.96min. Fri, Apr 14 at 4:45, 9:15pm & Sun, Apr 16 at 2pm
First Name: Carmen (1983) Dir. Jean-Luc Godard. With Maruschka Detmers, Jacques Bonnaffé,Myriem Roussel. Godard and screenwriter Miéville offer a radical reimagining of Bizet’s opera, with
Godard returning to the anything-goes postmodern pop sensibility of his 60s work. 35mm. 85min. Fri, Apr14 at 7pm & Sun, Apr 16 at 8:30pm
Hail Mary (1985) Dir. Jean-Luc Godard. With Myriem Roussel, Thierry Rode, Philippe Lacoste.Godard, working with Miéville as editor, searches for the soul in the modern world via this contemporaryretelling of the birth of Jesus (Mary is a basketball player, Joseph a cab driver). 35mm. 72min. Wed, Apr12 at 9:15pm; Thu, Apr 13 at 9:15pm; Sun, Apr 16 at 6:15pm
*Screens with Book of Mary
How Can I Love (1983) Dir. Anne-Marie Miéville. With Harriet Kraatz. One woman, five men, fivebreakups. 35mm. 13min. Wed, Apr 12 at 7pm & Sat, Apr 15 at 6pm*Screens with After the Reconciliation
Ici Et Ailleurs (1976) Dirs. Jean-Luc Godard, Anne-Marie Miéville, With Jean-Pierre Gorin.What began as a documentary about Palestinian freedom fighters was reworked by Godard and Miévilleinto one of the major works of 20th-century political cinema. 16mm.53min. Sat, Apr 15 at 2pm
Living It Up (1987) Dir. Anne-Marie Miéville. With Anne Alvaro, Didier Flamand. Miéville captures amoment of disquieting intimacy amid the bustle of a parade. 35mm. 93min. Sat, Apr 15 at 3:45pm &
Wed, Apr 19 at 9:15pm*Screens with Lou Didn’t Say No.
Lou Didn’T Say No (1993) Dir. Anne-Marie Miéville. With Marie Bunel, Manuel Blanc, GenevièvePasquier. Miéville’s sophisticated study of modern love, inspired by the correspondence between Rainer
Maria Rilke and his psychoanalyst paramour. Sat, Apr 15 at 3:45pm & Wed, Apr 19 at 9:15pm
*Screens with Living It Up.
My Dear Subject (1988) Dir. Anne-Marie Miéville. With Gaëlle Le Roi, Anny Romand, HélèneRoussel. Miéville’s first solo feature is a sensitive, emotionally complex portrait of three generations of
women, each navigating fraught relationships with the men in their lives and struggling to find their ownvoices. 35mm. 96min. Thu, Apr 13 at 7pm & Sat, Apr 15 at 8:15pm
Soft And Hard (1985) Dirs. Jean-Luc Godard & Anne-Marie Miéville. With Godard, Miéville. Miéville and Godard play themselves in this video work, which offers a candid, enlightening glimpse intothe inner workings of their collaborative relationship. Digital. 52min. Tue, Apr 18 at 7, 9:30pm
*Screens with 2 X 50 Years of French Cinema
We’Re All Still Here (1997) Dir. Anne-Marie Miéville. With Aurore Clément, Bernadette Lafont,Jean-Luc Godard. Miéville’s philosophical triptych skips from Plato to Hannah Arendt, and features a
fascinating, seemingly autobiographical performance from Godard. 35mm. 80min. Sun, Apr 16 at4:15pm
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