Goodbye to Language (3D)

  • *Wed Oct 4
  • Fri Oct 6
Goodbye to Language (3D)

*introduced by Professor Andrew Utterson (Cinema Studies, IC and CU Institute for European Studies Regional Visiting Fellow) on Oct 4

Jean-Luc Godard
Héloïse Godet, Kamel Abdelli

Leave it to an 83-year-old French-Swiss man to reinvent cinema (again), but that’s just what Jean-Luc Godard did with his first 3D feature. Godard shakes the very foundation of stereoscopic viewing by allowing the 3D camera’s gaze to wander as a chameleon’s, giving each eye a completely different composition. A truly cinematic brain teaser, wrapped in Godard’s usual feast of montages. “What does it all mean? Everything and nothing; that the world is going to the dogs or perhaps a dog’s world after all; that cinema is on its last legs or just maybe on the cusp of renewal. As in all Godard’s best work, precise meaning is subsumed in an exhilarating tide of sound and light, impish provocations and inspired philosophizing.” (Scott Foundas, Variety)


Ithaca Premiere
DCP color
1 hour 10 minutes
release year/country
2014 Switzerland/France