‘Jean-Luc Godard’s Sauve la vie (qui peut): A Reconstruction’


‘Jean-Luc Godard’s Sauve la vie (qui peut): A Reconstruction’ Wednesday 7 May, Cubby Broccoli Cinema, National Media Museum, 6pm


This film is a reconstruction by Michael Witt of a ‘special edition’ of Jean Luc-Godard’s 1980 film Sauve qui peut (la vie) (aka Slow Motion), created by Godard in Rotterdam in 1980. Godard interspersed five extracts from his own film with clips from four other classics. The film has subsequently been almost forgotten but Michael Witt has produced a digital reconstruction drawing on archival research, including examination of the original reels of film that Godard used.


Michael Witt is co-director of the Centre for Research in Film and Audiovisual Cultures at University of Roehampton in London. He is co-editor of several books on French film including Jean-Luc Godard: Documents; The French Cinema Book and For Ever Godard. His recent book Jean-Luc Godard, Cinema Historian has been awarded the 2014 Limina Award for the Best International Film Studies Book.


The screening will be preceded by a talk by Michael Witt. Tickets for this event are FREE but must be reserved by contacting Mark Goodall (m.goodall@bradford.ac.uk) Tel +44 (0)1274 236071








a seminar series in media


Run by the Communication Culture and Media research group in the School of Media Design and Technology, this regular seminar series explores the increasingly important relationship between media, technology, culture and society. MDT has a long tradition of operating across artistic and scientific academic disciplines and is expanding its creative portfolio. Hosted by the National Media Museum, and supported by their superb facilities, the series recognises the importance of the National Media Museum as a forum for these critical debates.


All seminars are FREE and begin at 6pm, On Location, National Media Museum, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1NQ. Tel: 0870 70 10 200




For more information on the series contact: Mark Goodall (m.goodall@bradford.ac.uk) Tel +44 (0)1274 236071





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