We should start with a correspondence, maybe we will not correspond to one another. Ebrahim can send me a letter this Friday, and I'll answer him next Friday. So, see you Friday, Robinson!’ And so, Jean-Luc Godard stages himself in his daily thoughts, and sends images and words from Switzerland. In his mansion in Sussex, Ebrahim Golestan tries to decode these UFO-messages and skillfully seeks to bring them back to the appearance of reason. Does the existence of poets still have any meaning in these times of distress?
Festival HistoryBerlin International Film Festival 2022, Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema, 2022
Cast And CreditsDirector : Mitra Frahani
Producer : Mitra Frahani, Hamidreja Pejman
DOP : Fabrice Aragno, Daniel Zafer
Editor : Fabrice Aragno | Mitra Farahani | Yannick Kergoat
Cast : Jean-Luc Godard, Ebrahim Golestan
Jean Luc Godard
Jean-Luc Godard (3 December 1930 – 13 September 2022) was a French-Swiss film director, screenwriter, and film critic who rose to prominence as a pioneer of the French New Wave film movement of the 1960s, alongside such filmmakers as François Truffaut, Agnès Varda, Éric Rohmer, and Jacques Demy. He was arguably the most influential French filmmaker of the post-war era and his acclaimed films include ‘Breathless’ (1960), ‘Vivre sa vie’ (1962), ‘Contempt’ (1963), ‘Band of Outsiders’ (1964), ‘Alphaville’ (1965), ‘Pierrot le Fou’ (1965), ‘Masculin Féminin’ (1966), ‘Weekend’ (1967), and ‘Goodbye to Language’ (2014).
During his early career as a film critic for the influential magazine Cahiers du Cinéma, Godard criticised mainstream French cinema's ‘Tradition of Quality’, which de-emphasised innovation and experimentation. In response, he and like-minded critics began to make their own films, challenging the conventions of traditional Hollywood in addition to French cinema. His work makes use of frequent homages and references to film history, and often expresses his political views. In 2010, Godard was awarded an Academy Honorary Award.