Original title: Godard par Godard

In Godard by Godard, Florence Platarets creates a portrait of Jean-Luc Godard without voice-overs or talking heads, letting him speak through a whole host of archives. Written by the journalist and director of the Cinémathèque française, Frédéric Bonnaud, the documentary unravels the extraordinary and unheard-of journey of the filmmaker, made up of sudden detours and dramatic returns. Godard is portrayed as an artist who steadfastly refuses to dwell on his past, eschews repetition, and relentlessly delves into a vast tapestry of inspiration that knows no bounds. Through the lens of the filmmaker’s own words, his captivating gaze, and his body of work, the film narrates the tale of a cinematic life – a life consumed by an unwavering quest for excellence, led to merge with the art form itself.

  • Duration: 60’
  • Production year: 2023
  • Country: FR
  • Language: FR Subtitles: EN
  • Cannes Film Festival 2023 – Special Screenings

Florence Platarets