For Ever Mozart
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For Ever Mozart is an episodic film that follows a theater troupe from France attempting to put on a play in Sarajevo. Along their journey they are captured and held in a POW camp, and they call for help from their friends and relations in France. Director Jean-Luc Godard presents stories about this troop to ask how one can make art while slaughters like the one in Bosnia are taking place, and he throws in a strong critique of the European Union. For Ever Mozart is one of Godard's most disjointed and difficult films. Its stories sometimes seem to form a whole and at other times the links… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%

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"If what you're expecting is an austere, lyrical essay that takes many tangents and requires serious deciphering, For Ever Mozart is a film to be savored."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Art can't hold back the world's horrors in Jean-Luc Godard's grave and quizzical fugue"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"This feature from veteran iconoclast Jean-Luc Godard is as dense and complex as the rest of his later films, but it's more focused, perhaps due to its subject matter."
‑ , Boxoffice Magazine
"The fact that he creates such a haphazard structure for them, and neglects to develop his character or devise much of a plot, suggests that Godard is more interested in talking to himself than to his audience."
‑ Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
"At times maddeningly obtuse and precipitously pretentious, at others remarkably moving and profound, this is, quite simply, a Godard film."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Enormously difficult to follow and offers little guidance from its maker."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"For Ever Mozart's wryly postmodern take on art vs. reality struck even some longtime Godard defenders as unconscionable at worst, tedious at best."
‑ Noel Murray, The Dissolve
"Random and uninspired, the film gets a few points for its looks, but nada for its plot."
‑ Christopher Null,
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