Irish Film Institute -GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE (3D)



69 minutes, France, 2014, Subtitled, Colour, D-Cinema, 3D

This film was released on Friday 13th March 2015 and is no longer screening.

One of the most critically acclaimed films of 2014, co-winner of the Jury prize at Cannes and an astonishing technical achievement; it’s a great pleasure to present Goodbye to Language back at the IFI after it was such a hot ticket at the Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival in November. It sees Jean-Luc Godard continuing to do what he’s done for his entire career, fearlessly exploring the possibilities of cinema, while consistently provoking audiences, demanding a response.

He presents a girl, a gun and a dog, and while there is musing on language, politics and image, Godard is a director who has always blurred his medium with his message, so debate about what Goodbye to Language is about, or if it means anything, should be expected and encouraged. What is undeniable is that it looks extraordinary; Godard’s experiment in 3D is striking, lively, playful and unique, and he evidently remains a restless filmmaker with little respect for boundaries. (Notes by Michael Hayden.)

Tickets: Please note there is a €1 supplementary charge on all 3D screenings.

★★★★ The Irish Times ★★★ The Guardian

The IFI French Film Club screening will take place on March 16th at 18.30. IFI and Alliance Française members pay just €7 a ticket for this screening. Please ask at the IFI Box Office for more information and to book.

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