3. Goodbye to Language
Godard is a very polarizing filmmaker, some think of him as a master, while others can’t stand his self-serving avant-garde approach to filmmaking. “Breathless” remains his most prominent work, which is credited for revolutionizing film editing. This time around, similar praises are heard as Godard embraces 3D filmmaking. After Werner Herzog and Wim Wenders brought us some of the most innovative stereoscopic images seen on screen, we are excited to see what Godard does with this technology. “Goodbye to Language” was one of the major highlights at the festival and 3D was unanimously everyone’s favorite part of the film. Reading the descriptions by audiences make it very difficult to imagine, yet excites you in anticipation of what could it really be like. Godard has always rejected traditional film grammar and plot structure, perhaps the title of his newest film is a reference to that. He had never actually won any prize at Cannes until this year when his film won the Jury prize. Judging from the word-of-mouth, this film shouldn’t be missed, whether you are a Godard fan or not.