Iconoclastic auteur Jean-Luc Godard's essay on the perils of filmmaking ("The hardest part...is carrying the cans") casts him as a director, known as "the Prince" and "the Idiot," who must deliver his latest movie to Paris within 24 hours to guarantee a financing deal. At the same time, a technopop band is seen working in the studio on a new album, while a trio of actors performs the fable of the Grasshopper and the Ant. Jane Birkin, François Périer, Jacques Villeret also star. 85 min. Standard; Soundtrack: French; Subtitles: English. In French with English subtitles.