Posted by: cinemagodardcinema | June 12, 2015

Michael Witt Goes In Search of Godard’s Sauve la vie (qui peut)

Michael Witt has just published the excellent In Search of Godard’s ‘Sauve la vie (qui peut)’, which discusses his research on Godard’s compilation film screened at the Rotterdam Film Festival in 1981, meant to compliment his feature Sauve qui peut (la vie) which was also playing at the Festival. Witt’s essay is a follow-up to his 2013 lecture and screening of a digital reconstruction of the film.

Posted by: cinemagodardcinema | March 18, 2015

Prix Suisse (Jean-Luc Godard, 2015)

Godard has responded to winning the Prix cinéma suisse in a manner similar to his Cannes’ Letter in Motion. Craig Keller has posted some very helpful thoughts on, as well as a transcription and English translation of, Prix Suisse on Mubi Notebook.

Posted by: cinemagodardcinema | February 12, 2015

Godard Wins 2015 Swiss Film Honorary Award

Godard, Swiss national since 1953, will be given the 2015 Swiss Film Honorary Award from the Swiss Federal Office of Culture on March 13th, which includes a monetary prize of CHF 30,000. “Jean-Luc Godard has made over 40 films and video experiments”. Swiss-made only?

Posted by: cinemagodardcinema | February 2, 2015

Adieu au langage on Blu-ray April 14th

Kino Lorber to release Adieu au langage on 2D and 3D Blu-ray April 14th. Extras are not really new: Trailer, Godard’s Canon interview and a David Bordwell essay which I suspect is some version of the one from his site.


Adieu au langage is awarded Best Picture by the National Society of Film Critics. In typical fashion, Godard responds with a cryptic “thank you”.

Posted by: cinemagodardcinema | November 26, 2014

New Book: Godard and Duras

Dialogues: Marguerite Duras/Jean-Luc Godard (Post-éditions, Oct 2014)

Posted by: cinemagodardcinema | November 17, 2014

Sauve qui peut (la vie)

Sauve qui peut (la vie) (Every Man For Himself/Slow Motion) to be released on Criterion DVD/Bluray Feb 3/2015.

Posted by: cinemagodardcinema | September 19, 2014

Godard Forever Part Two

Godard Forever Part Two, TIFF Cinematheque

Posted by: cinemagodardcinema | June 11, 2014

Audio of Godard and Gorin on Tout va bien tour of USA

Two and a half hours of Godard and Gorin at Portland State University on Oct 16, 1972

Posted by: cinemagodardcinema | June 5, 2014

Corrections to the English Translation of “Letter in Motion”

A few corrections of the translation given by Paula Bernstein and Elyse Schein in Indiewire to Godard’s Letter in Motion, courtesy of:

Daniel Morgan:
The line from Allemagne 90 neuf zéro [not Alphaville] that is given as “Feeling alive was more important than Stalin and the Revolution.” It’s a quote from Jan Valtin’s Out of the Night, and instead of “Feeling alive” should read “Firelei,” Valtin’s affectionate name for his wife – the issue, then, is one about private v. political life, which is part of what’s at issue in the letter.

Timothy Barnard:
“Je ne fais plus partie de la distribution” doesn’t mean, as it has been translated, “my films are no longer distributed”, or some such, it means “I’m no longer part of the cast”, “I’m no longer an actor” (in the sense here of an actor in the film world). I’m no longer part of your world.

Alexandra (anonymous):
Godard says he is now “under the protection of the strange Ecclesiastes”, not “film enthusiasts”. The letter goes on: “whispering that what will be has been done”. It seems he’s referring to Ecclesiastes, 1:9: “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again. There is nothing new under the sun.”

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