So went the cry from the audience moments before the Cannes Film Festival premiere of Jean-Luc Godard's 3-D opus Goodbye to Language this past May. There, the film garnered near-universal critical praise, with Manohla Dargis of The New York Times calling it “a thrilling cinematic experience” and Amy Taubin of Film Comment declaring it “a masterpiece, a film attuned to a future that likely will not come to pass.”
Goodbye to Language went on to be a sold-out hit at the recent 52nd New York Film Festival and, on October 29, it opens here at the Film Society of Lincoln Center for what's sure to be an equally rapturous theatrical run.
In his New York Times Critics' Pick review of the film, A.O. Scott added: “It is baffling and beautiful, a flurry of musical and literary snippets arrayed in counterpoint to a series of brilliantly colored and hauntingly evocative pictures.”
To get you even more excited, we've got some awesome 3D-inspired GIFs, designed by Julian Glander for Kino Lorber, and video of our Q&A with actress Héloïse Godet from NYFF below. Plus, check out Film Comment's digital anthology of everything they've ever published about the French master (107 pages in total!) and get a jump on holiday gift shopping by ordering our tote bag for the Godard lover in your life.
Goodbye to Language 3D opens Wednesday, October 29. Richard Brody, The New Yorker film critic and author of Everything Is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard, will introduce the 7:30pm screening on Sunday, November 2.