PIERROT LE FOU (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965)

Confounding categorical critical responses, Jean-Luc Godard’s tragicomic Pierrot le fou gathers strength from what appears to be its weaknesses. One can be stern, if one wishes, and pronounce the film shallow, too given to providing lighthearted entertainment, and at points incoherent, but, as it happens, its poignancy—and indeed this is among Godard’s most poignant films—accumulates […]