Considered Godard’s “second first film” EMFH has a completely different feel then any of the movies Godard made in the 60s. Experimentation with stop-motion and depth of field are some of the noticeable tricks Godard employs in this film. True to his New Wave roots, EMFH has a less then traditional ending only adding to the plethora of questions the audience might have already been asking themselves.
Despite some confusion, EMFH was enjoyable and had me wondering (in a good way) what might be coming next. For any true cinephile EMFH should not be passed over.
Every Man For Himself is playing at the Film Forum in the West Village until November 25.