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    Playful Palette

    The Golden Age Cinema is one of Ikon’s favourite neighbourhood haunts and what better excuse to go than when 'Le Mépris (Contempt)’ screens at their summer series 'Ciao Europa’? A triple treat of location, primary colour and romantic tension, it is one of director Jean-Luc Godard’s most talked-about movies, Set between Rome and the south of Italy, majestic mediterranean seas contrast with a tumultuous relationship between Paul (Michel Piccoli) and Camille (Briget Bardot) in a bold palette of predominantly yellow, red, blue and white. Godard explores the power of colour to communicate the intense emotion, sexuality, and subjectivity between characters. Imagery courtesy of BFI and Studio Canal