Goodbye to Language
Contemporary Masters • 1h 9m
Jean-Luc Godard • 2014 • France-Switzerland
A beguiling video-essay on the experience of being-in-the-world—refracted through the eyes of several young lovers, and a dog.
A small town on the shores of Lake Geneva. A ferry comes and goes; a young couple sets up a bookstand. A professor sits on a nearby bench reading a book by Solzhenitsyn, then a catalog of Nicolas de Staël paintings. In the midst of an affair, Gédéon and Josette argue about equality, love, and philosophy. Gédéon believes the two greatest inventions are zero and infinity; Josette counters sex and death. Meanwhile a dog wanders the countryside, invoking an unencumbered perspective.
Jean-Luc Godard's experimental foray into 3D technology premiered at Göteborg, Locarno, Tallinn, Toronto, Vienna and Cannes, where it won the Jury Prize.
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