In France to shoot a TV project, a film director named Jerzy is over budget and uninspired. While on the set of his movie, he becomes interested in the unfolding struggle of a young factory worker, Isabelle. She has been fired by her boss Michel, who did not approve of her union activities.
Passion, made during Godard’s return to relatively mainstream filmmaking in the 1980s, is about the making of an ambitious art film that uses re-creations of classical European paintings as tableaux vivants, set to classical European music. However, only incomplete scenes of the film within the film are shown, because it has no settled plot and never gets finished…
The main role of film director, Jerzy, has been taken by Jerzy Radziwiłowicz, Polish actor known from Andrzej Wajda's films including Man of Marble
The screening will be introduced by Tony Rayns