Acquisitions – Foreign Films
Kino Lorber Sink Their Canines into Godard’s “Goodbye to Language”
Perhaps the most decisive film at the recent Cannes Film Festival, the Jury Prize winning Goodbye to Language has found a home in the U.S via Kino Lorber folks. THR reports that it’ll open theatrically, in 3D, in New York in late October (at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and IFC Center) and then follow with a national theatrical rollout on 3D screens. A digital VOD, home media and 3D Blu-ray release is planned for 2015.
Gist: A married woman and a single man meet. They love, they argue, fists fly. A dog strays between town and country. The seasons pass. A second film begins…
Worth Noting: This counts as Godard’s 39th feature film.
Do We Care?: Our Blake Williams found the picture to be “breathless”, equating this to a “rushing stream of often contradictory musings about (among other things) geometry, human conscience, poop, death, depth, zero, and infinity (l’idée and la métaphore), Adieu au langage sets out to exhaust our eyes and our nervous systems with the aid of seven different cameras and frame rates—locating a vertical instant up to 15, 23.97, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, and 60 times per second.” There’ll be loads of curious onlookers. Guaranteed.