15, 1963, 103 mins
DIRECTOR Jean-Luc Godard
STARS Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance, Fritz Lang, Jean-Luc Godard
ORIGINAL NOVEL A Ghost at Noon by Alberto Moravia
SCREENPLAY Jean-Luc Godard
Venue – Bridport Arts Centre
Le mépris. That’s contempt in French, and it’s the feeling that Camille has for her writer boyfriend Paul during the time he’s summoned to Rome’s Cinecittà film studios and the stunning island of Capri to help Austrian-born Hollywood director Fritz Lang (playing himself) and coarse American producer Prokosch (Jack Palance) improve their movie version of Homer’s ‘The Odyssey’.A sumptuously stylish study of a rocky marriage and fraught professional relationships.