Monday 16 September 2019

Godard makes a return to Cannes film festival

Brigitte Bardot
Brigitte Bardot

Anna Coogan

AFTER three years of absence, renowned French director Jean-Luc Godard will return to the Cannes Film Festival this year with the film Goodbye Language (Adieu au langage).

Fifty films have been selected for this year's festival, which runs from May 14 to 25, of which 18 films will be in the main Best Film competition.

Godard, now 83, is most often identified with the 1960s French New Wave film movement, and has been a regular nominee at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2010, his movie Film Socialisme was nominated for the Un Certain Regard award.

Along with the most serious of cinema buffs, Cannes also attracts the famous and glamorous, as well as about every wannabe in the business, hoping that having their photo taken on the French Riviera will propel them onto the big screen. Mind you, in 1994, it was reported producer Harvey Weinstein went around telling everyone about his brilliant new director, Quentin Tarantino, and we all know that worked out pretty well.

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