Do you still remember how, long ago, we trained our thoughts? Most often we’d start from a dream… We wondered how, in total darkness, colours of such intensity could emerge within us. In a soft, low voice saying great things, surprising, deep and accurate matters. Image and words like a bad dream written on a stormy night. Under western eyes. The lost paradises. War is here.

Cannes International Film Festival, 2018

Special Palme d'Or

From the director of:
Breathless (1960)
Contempt (1963)
First Name: Carmen (1983)
Alphaville (1965)
Goodbye to Language (2014)

“Godard’s eyeball-frazzling video essay bewilders and delights.”

“There are some amazingly fierce images, and the screen of Cannes’s Grand Theatre Lumiere is a colossal canvas over which to spread them.”

“A maelstrom whose beauty resides not only in its assemblage but also in the way in which it succeeds in transfiguring its raw materials.”

“You leave this chaos with the impression of an extreme clarity, an unequivocal declaration: between war and voice, something seems to have been established which, throughout Godard’s oeuvre of nearly 120 films, has rarely been as clear cut and as outraged.”

“Breathtaking... applause.”

Jean-Luc Godard
2018 | Switzerland, France