What day is it today?
Le Mépris

Salt Beyoğlu

September 25, 2014 19.00

Still from the film Le Mépris [Contempt] (1963) ©StudioCanal <i>Le Mépris</i> [Nefret] (1963) filminden bir kare ©StudioCanal
Still from the film Le Mépris [Contempt] (1963) ©StudioCanal

SALT Beyoğlu, Walk-in Cinema

Le Mépris [Contempt] (1963)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
105 minutes
French and English; English and Turkish subtitles

American film producer Jeremy Prokosch (Jack Palance) hires respected Austrian director Fritz Lang (playing himself) to direct a film adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey. Dissatisfied with Lang’s treatment of the material as an art film, Prokosch hires Paul Javal (Michel Piccoli), a novelist and playwright, to rework the script. The conflict between artistic expression and commercial opportunity parallels Paul’s sudden estrangement from his wife Camille Javal (Brigitte Bardot), who becomes aloof with Paul after being left alone with Prokosch, a millionaire playboy.

The film takes place at Casa Malaparte, which was designed by Adalberto Libera in 1937 and is a unique example of modern Italian architecture on the island of Capri.

The film program What day is it today? is a parallel event of the exhibition SUMMER HOMES: Claiming the Coast which is on view at SALT Beyoğlu until November 16.