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Commonly referred to as “the Japanese Godard,” Nagisa Oshima said he preferred that Jean-Luc Godard be called “the French Oshima.” However one chooses to regard these renegade auteurs, both were leaders of their respective countries’ New Wave movements, creating some of the most stylistically rule-breaking, politically incendiary films of the 1960s and 70s. BAMcinématek screens their explosive works side by side for a double dose of truly revolutionary cinema.
Godard’s emblem of New Wave cool starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg.
Oshima’s delinquent youth shocker plays like Rebel Without a Cause for postwar Japan.
A beguiling Anna Karina stars in Godard’s provocative investigation of sex and capitalism.
Oshima’s masterpiece is a haunting indictment of Japanese society.
Oshima’s avant-radical blend of Marxist politics, agitprop cool, and softcore.
Godard's apocalyptically funny journey into France's bourgeois black heart.
Oshima offers a typically perverse take on the Ozu-esque family drama.
A shrewdly cast Jane Fonda stars in Godard’s audacious anti-bourgeois satire.
Godard muses on everything from consumerism to sex to war in this Pop Art masterpiece
Oshima’s stylistically wild homage to renegade writer and criminal Jean Genet.
Oshima’s lurid “pink film” is a deliriously stylized exploration of sex and obsession.
Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina star in one of the most beloved works of the French New Wave.
Oshima’s blistering attack on Japanese society, shot in lustrous black and white.
Jean-Luc Godard’s celebrated masterful anthem of youth, love, and sex.
Oshima’s succés de scandale is a still-potent investigation of sex and death.
Godard dissects an ordinary family in this visionary multi-screen video provocation.