Soigne ta droite

  • 82'
  • France
  • 1987
In 1987, after a series of films with relatively difficult subjects, Jean-Luc Godard temporarily embarked on a new and lighter track and wrote and directed King Lear and Soigne ta droite. This latter feature, in which Godard revealed himself to be a true Homo Ludens, is filled with inventive monologues and dialogues and scenes which hang together like loose sand. The film is basically made up of three elements: the French pop duo Les Rita Mitsouko, well known at the time, rehearsing to make a new record, a group of air travellers confronted with a pilot with suicidal tendencies and sketches with the comic actor Jacques Villeret, a.k.a. 'the individual', who is famous in France. Soigne ta droite turned out to be a very experimental film in which nihilism and (self) mockery vie for supremacy. Godard took perceptible pleasure in making - and acting in - this rarely screened, unique film.
Director
Jean-Luc Godard
Countries of production
France, Switzerland
Year
1987
Festival Edition
IFFR 2001
Length
82'
Medium
35mm
International title
Keep Up Your Right
Language
French
Producer
Gaumont
Sales
Gaumont
Screenplay
Jean-Luc Godard
Editor
Jean-Luc Godard
Cast
Jane Birkin, Jean-Luc Godard