Godard, Mon Amour

Guests Expected

Director Michel Hazanavicius expected to attend both screenings.

Description

At a defining moment in New Wave provocateur Jean-Luc Godard’s artistic life when the didactic La Chinoise (1967) marked a shift in style as radical as his politics, the 37-year-old filmmaker also fell in love with his 20-year-old leading lady Anne Wiazemsky. Louis Garrel inhabits the auteur’s pugnacious soul as he embraces the protests sweeping France and embarks on a tempestuous second marriage. Writer/director Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist, 2011) pays homage to Godard’s genius even as he cheekily sends up the director’s excesses and pretensions.

“(Godard, Mon Amour) is a dazzlingly executed, hugely enjoyable act of stylistic homage, but also the poignant story of a dysfunctional marriage and an insightful recreation of a critical and contradiction-ridden period of modern French history.” –Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily

“Viewers of all stripes, and not only film buffs and Francophiles, will gravitate toward this irreverent romp. The film doesn’t take itself seriously (unlike the Godard portrayed here by Louis Garrel, toning down his good looks and amping up his inner nerd). Rather, it acknowledges his place in French film history, while sending up his ego.”—Kent Turner, Film-Forward

Filmmaker Bio(s)

Director Michel-Hazanavicius

After making two spy satires OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006) and OSS 117: Lost in Rio (2009), Michel Hazanavicius scored the biggest hit of his career to date with his silent comedy The Artist (2011). Among the film’s many awards were Best Picture and Best Director Oscars and Best Film and Best Director César Awards. Of his inspiration for Godard, Mon Amour, he says, “Some people probably think me telling Godard’s story is blasphemy. My friends were worried. But he’s not my hero or my God. Godard is like the leader of a sect and I’m an agnostic.” (The Guardian)

Film Details
  • Country(ies): France
  • Language(s): French, Italian
  • Year: 2017
  • Running time: 107
  • Director(s): Michel Hazanavicius
  • Producer(s): Michel Hazanavicius, Florence Gastaud, Riad Sattouf
  • Writer(s): Michel Hazanavicius
  • Cinematographer(s): Guillaume Schiffman
  • Editor(s): Anne-Sophie Bion
  • With: Louis Garrel, Stacy Martin, Bérénice Bejo

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