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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2013: #31. Jean-Luc Godard’s Goodbye to Language

Goodbye to Language (Adieu au langage)

Director/Writer: Jean-Luc Godard
U.S. Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Cast: Héloise Godet, Jessica Erickson and Kamel Abdeli

He has always been versatile with the form, questioned cinema’s shape and its role, so the curious such as myself wonder how Jean-Luc Godard will he challenge the 3D form and how he’ll appropriate it? Godard in 3D is something I definitely want to see, and apparently some buyers at a major studio think so to (aka the most bizarre pick-up of 2012).

Gist: The idea is simple: A married woman and a single man meet. They love, they argue, fists fly. A dog strays between town and country. The seasons pass. The man and woman meet again. The dog finds itself between them. The other is in one, the one is in the other and they are three. The former husband shatters everything. A second film begins: the same as the first, and yet not. From the human race we pass to metaphor. This ends in barking and a baby’s cries. In the meantime, we will have seen people talking of the demise of the dollar, of truth in mathematics and of the death of a robin.

Release Date: Cannes Film Festival is assured – but what section?

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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