Special: Cinq Fois Godard
Jean-Luc Godard as seen by five filmmakers
In May 2014, Jean-Luc Godard presented his latest ﬁlm, ADIEU AU LANGAGE(3D), at Cannes and once again took the ﬁlm world by surprise with his ingenuity and love of experimentation. While the US blockbuster industry is about to say goodbye to 3D technology, Godard deconstructs this hybrid genre into its spatial and acoustic elements and uses them to build his own cinematographic world. A“Godardspace”,as it were, of meanings, colors, voices, sounds, writing and bodies. With ADIEU AU LANGAGE (3D), Godard, the untiring explorer and alchemist, has added a new chapter to his history of cinema. The Viennale is taking the ﬁlm’s Austrian premiere as a welcome opportunity to dedicate a small ﬁlm program to its director. For “Cinq fois Godard” ﬁve French ﬁlm makers have been invited to name a Godard ﬁlm that is special to them. With Agnès Varda, Olivier Assayas, Luc Moullet, Pascale Ferran and Jean-Pierre Gorin, ﬁve renowned directors have contributed to this hand-picked tribute and have selected ﬁve works from a great many. A happy few.