To mark the 60th anniversary of one of the most notable examples of the French New Wave, STUDIOCANAL is delighted to announce a brand-new 4K restoration of LE MÉPRIS. Fresh from its inclusion in the Cannes Classic selection at this year’s festival, this landmark in world cinema from cinema’s original enfant terrible; Jean-Luc Godard will be available to own on 4KUHD for the first time, on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital on 26 June.

Featuring the style icon Brigitte Bardot (And God Created Woman, Viva Maria!) as Camille, and legendary French talent Michel Piccoli (Belle De Jour, The Things of Live) as Paul, LE MÉPRIS boasts a strong and eclectic supporting cast featuring ‘master of darkness’ Director, Fritz Lang as himself, renowned American actor Jack Palance as Jeremy, and the infamous Giorgia Moll as Francesca. The restoration also features the original and unforgettable soundtrack, ‘Theme of Camille’, which has gained worldwide admiration in its own right, by multi award-winning composer, Georges Delerue.

Set around the extraordinary Villa Malaparte on Capri; LE MÉPRIS tells the tragic romance between Paul and his wife, Camille. Paul is enlisted the task of re-writing a film script. Whilst he becomes engrossed in writing, he appears oblivious to the film producer’s interest in his irresistibly beautiful wife, Camille. In turn, we witness the hurtful unfolding of Paul & Camille’s marriage.

Le Mepris (1963)

1h 42m
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Cast: Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli,  Jack Palance, Fritz lang

UK Release: 4K UHD, Blu-Ray and Digital 26th June 2023