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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.

GistA 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.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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