Goodbye to Language
French Art House
Filmatique presents French Art House, a collection of films from some of the most exciting directors working in France.
Transcending the constraints of space and time, Jean-Marc Vallée's Café de Flore weaves an intricate portrait of a man and a woman connected across countries and decades by an enigmatic bond. Both set in Normandy, Stéphane Brizé's luminous Une Vie (A Woman's Life) depicts the travails of a noble woman alternately enthralled and exploited by her male companions, while Bruno Dumont's Li'l Quinquin plies the conventions of the serial murder-mystery to satirize social and political realities in present-day France. Working for the first time in 3D, Jean-Luc Godard's Goodbye to Language is a beguiling video-essay on the experience of being-in-the-world—refracted through the eyes of several young lovers, and a dog.
Featuring the works of stalwarts in French cinema, and including formal experiments with new technologies and television broadcast storytelling, Filmatique's French Art House Series presents diverse and innovative visions of classic themes including love, death, gender, class, political histories and the tenuous nature of community.