A liberal adaptation – initiated and scripted by Anne-Marie Miéville – of the myth of Carmen, in which the lovers hum the tunes of Bizet against the backdrop of Beethoven's quartets. An opera about desires and tribulations, with bodies that attract and repel each other and a mischievous Godard playing Buster Keaton.
"If several directors have already made films called 'Carmen', it might be because Carmen is a great female myth that only exists through music. And if the era demanded that media, television and film seize this myth, it might be because it’s in the air. But what’s in the air? Maybe it's Carmen... But maybe it's also the last fight of women against men – or the first? "(JLG)
Screenplay by Anne-Marie Miéville & Jean-Luc Godard.
French spoken, Dutch subtitles