Goodbye to Language (3D)
Adieu au Langage
SLIFF offers the only opportunity for St. Louisans to see New Wave master Jean-Luc Godard’s “Goodbye to Language” in 3D on a big screen. Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, “Goodbye to Language” is a triumphant masterpiece. Using 3D technology to mind-bending effect, the film follows a couple whose relationship breaks down along with the images onscreen. Then, in its second half, the film boldly takes a dog's-eye view of the world. “Goodbye to Language” is a meditation on history and illusion that creates 3D effects more spectacular than any Hollywood blockbuster. As figures merge and weave across the screen, Godard ruminates -- in typically allusive, enigmatic fashion -- on romantic love and being-in-the-world. “Goodbye to Language” may have the feeling of a valedictory statement, but given Godard's penchant for re-invention, the film is more likely yet another new beginning to his long and extraordinary career. The LA Times declares: “Anyone interested in the possibilities of the moviegoing experience -- what can happen in a dark theater -- owes it to themselves to say hello to ‘Goodbye to Language.’"
France, 2014, 70 min., French
Film CategoryRobert French and French-Language Focus International Spotlight
This film screens at the Hi-Pointe Main Theatre.
Washington U.’s Film & Media Studies Program and Psychological & Brain Sciences Department