Chantal Akerman describes the effect of seeing Jean-Luc Godard’s PIERROT LE FOU for the first time in this 2009 interview for the Criterion Collection.
Out now on DVD: http://www.criterion.com/films/302-je…
– She describes perfectly the feeling of watching the film for the first time.
– I had precisely the same experience at the same age the first time i watched ‘pierrot le fou.’ it was the first film to make me see cinema as a form of art and not simply a medium of entertainment.
– Heh. I felt the same watching Jeanne Dielman! And, of course, also felt that way after watching Pierrot le fou.