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Le Vent d'Est (1970)

Le vent d'est (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 19 August 1970 (France)
A filmic essay on class struggle which draws on images from westerns but has no plot and is both an experiment in making a revolutionary film and an interrogation of how successfully such a film can be revolutionary.

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Groupe Dziga Vertov, Jean-Luc Godard (uncredited) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gian Maria Volontè ... Le ranger nordiste
Anne Wiazemsky ... La révolutionnaire
Cristiana Tullio-Altan Cristiana Tullio-Altan ... La jeune bourgeoise
Allen Midgette ... L'Indien
José Varela José Varela ... La guide
Paolo Pozzesi Paolo Pozzesi ... Délégué révisionniste
Götz George ... Soldat
Glauber Rocha
Fabio Garriba Fabio Garriba
Enzo Porcelli Enzo Porcelli ... (as Vincenzo Porcelli)
Milvia Deanna Frosini Milvia Deanna Frosini
Mario Jannilli Mario Jannilli
Federico Boido ... (as Ryck Boyd)
Aldo Bixio Aldo Bixio
Daniel Cohn-Bendit
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A filmic essay on class struggle which draws on images from westerns but has no plot and is both an experiment in making a revolutionary film and an interrogation of how successfully such a film can be revolutionary.

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French

Release Date:

19 August 1970 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Le Vent d'Est See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Referenced in Godard in America (1970) See more »

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Pure poetry. The ultimate cinematic exercise from Godard
14 January 2011 | by Gloede_The_SaintSee all my reviews

Whatever you feel about the French New Wave and Godards work in this period we have to realize one thing - it had imprisoned him. The wave he himself had co-created would tie him to norms. Now it was gone. He was no longer in the searchlight, his films got smaller and smaller.

JLG was always experimental, always unique and often too much in his own world to be relatable for the public. However, he had for a certain time been an icon. Now, he was free. He could make whatever he wanted, regardless of form and norms. The end of the New Waves marks the beginning of his experimental awakening and the growth of his love for cinema.

In all regards Wind From the East can be considered an "anti"-film. A film so far from the norm of what beauty and storytelling is that it becomes an example of just that. A exercise of creativity, of styles and of ideas.

Emotionally, I get throwback to Jancso's Red Psalm(which ironically was made a two years later), because this is indeed a work of communist art - A political belief system that does not coincide with my own, from a time that disappeared long before I was born.

It speaks of revolution and violence as so many other Godards have done, but here it becomes part of both the abstract and the unconscious. But then, this is what beauty is. It's poetry - pure but perhaps not too simple. It reflects times that are gone, ideas left behind and a world unknown.


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