Jean-Luc Godard is cinema, its quintessence. He has just turned 91, and made more than 140 ﬁlms. We hate him as much as we worship him. Where does his aura come from? From legendary ﬁlms of course, but also from Godard himself.
He is a public ﬁgure as much as a man surrounded by mystery. He is everything, it’s opposite and has taken all possible paths. It is not easy to seize such a sacred, enigmatic monster.
Godard’s itinerary follows only one direction: a constant renewal of his art. He sees the creative act as a necessary act of criticism and deconstruction.
“I always start from the negative. I am a positive man who starts from the negative”.
The artist reinvents himself tirelessly, and inevitably destroys himself.
This portrait takes us beyond the clichés of a myth that has sometimes become caricatural, to meet a man more sentimental than it seems, a man inhabited, sometimes surpassed, by his art. Because yes, Godard is human. Not just a machine who thinks and creates images. He is ﬂesh, blood, emotions.
“Master of Art” Film Festival 2023
- Sofia, Cinema ODEON, 21 February 2023, 18:00 h.
- Sofia, Cinema house, 1 March 2023, 19:00 h.