The making of cinema

Soft and Hard

Jean-Luc Godard

Anne-Marie Miéville

1986FranceUnited Kingdom52 minColour

An intimate home video in most of its details and ambience — taped in and around Godard and Miéville’s home in rural Switzerland and built around their normal daily activities — Soft and Hard gradually turns into a dis­cussion of and meditation on the differences between TV/video (“soft”) and film (“hard”). The transition from domestic documentary to epistemological investigation is accomplished so subtly, on so many different fronts, that one can’t always pinpoint when and where it takes place. 
–Jonathan Rozenbaum, The Chicago Reader, November 17th 1995 

Jean-Luc Godard and Anne-Marie Miéville work together since 1985. The have co-directed  more than 10 fillms together.

  • PRODUCTION : Deptford Beach Prod., J.L.G. Films, Channel Four