For Ever Mozart (1996)
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).