Struggle in Italy
DIRECTOR: DZIGA VERTOV GROUP
CAST: ANNE WIAZEMSKY
French Marxist philosopher Louis Althusser provides the text for Godard and Gorin’s first film together under the Dziga Vertov Group name, a triptych financed by Italian television (and, of course, refused for broadcast) and largely shot at Godard and co-star Anne Wiazemsky’s home that follows Christina Tullio Altan’s would-be revolutionary as she begins to question the totality of her commitment to the cause, which she comes to view as unconsciously framed by bourgeois ideology—a reckoning that Godard himself had still recently passed through.
Screening as a part of our Dziga Vertov Group series.