- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 25 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: June 28, 2005
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: New Yorker Films
- Packaging: Keep Case
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- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
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Variety - 09/16/1996
"...Stuffed with literary, musical and cinematic references, elegantly photographed and sharply edited..."
Film Comment - 11/01/1996
"...It has weirdly compelling moments..."
New York Times - 07/04/1997
"...FOR EVER MOZART is chock-full of chewy mouthfuls of cinematic theory....Full of deep musings, potent symbols and academic references....An austere, lyrical essay..."
Los Angeles Times - 09/26/1997
"...Visually, FOR EVER MOZART is typically ravishing, and it has Godard's usual barrage of aphorisms, declarations and pronouncements as well as inspired use of music..."
Acclaimed French director Jean-Luc Godard continues to develop his strikingly original cinematic language with FOR EVER MOZART. The film is more an abstract collection of scenes that merge on an extremely loose level than it is a typical narrative (for followers of Godard, this should come as no surprise). The story concerns an aging movie director who attempts to film a new production of a Musset play in besieged Sarajevo. Along the way, various strange things happen to him and his stars, including landing in an apocalyptic rural landscape (ala the director's 1967 masterwork WEEKEND). As usual, Godard peppers his film with cultural references--literate and historical--including nods to William Shakespeare, Albert Camus, and John Ford. Adding even more spark to the proceedings is Godard's now-trademark use of fractured editing, as well as his blunt musical transitions (featuring the works of David Darling, Ketil Bjornstad, Jon Christensen, Ben Harper, and Gyorgi Kurtag). Proving that his distinct vision only continues to grow as he edges toward his fortieth year as a film director, Godard's FOR EVER MOZART is another challenging, intellectual cinematic discourse from one of the French New Wave's most notable luminaries.
- Theatrical Release: July 4, 1997
- Shot on location in Carouge and Rolle, Switzerland.