The Image Book ★★★★

I’m in no position to unpack this, as it’s abstruse even by Godard’s standards, but my general take on it is simple... It’s divided into two halves, the first showing how fictional film obscured the reality of the Holocaust (hence, the trains), and the second a mock-history of the Middle East, largely illustrated with non-fiction news footage. Once I recognized that structuring device, I was able to settle into the flow of images and marvel and Godard’s utterly unique approach to the docufiction genre.