Country: United States
Category: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Release Date: May 11, 2018
Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Starring: Louis Garrel, Stacy Martin
Age Restriction: 18 years
Duration: 115 minutes
Box Office: $
There is one week to go in one of the country’s most comprehensive Eurocentric cinema event, the 21st Chicago European Union (EU) Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Film Center. It wraps up with Closing Night on Thursday, April 5th, 2018, screening “The Young Karl Marx,” directed by Raoul Peck (“I Am Not Your Negro”). The film, which acts as a superhero origin story for a geopolitical philosophy, is the closer for the four week fest, which began on March 9th.
The Miami Film Festival, running March 9th - March 18th, is celebrating 35 years and this past weekend FlickDirect correspondent Austin Putnam had a chance to talk to acclaimed filmmaker, Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist), about his documentary, Godard Mon Amour.
French New Wave maestro Jean-Luc Godard is known as one of cinema's great innovators, an enigmatic iconoclast of tremendous intellect and political conviction. Less known is Godard the man, a human being as susceptible to the vagaries of romantic love, troubled ambition and commercial success as anyone. Set in 1967, with Paris on the cusp of social upheaval, this new film from Oscar-winning director Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) captures Godard at a turning point, with his marriage to actress and collaborator Anna Karina over and a new muse, student activist Anne Wiazemsky, entering his life. Grounded in a stunning Cesar Award-nominated lead performance from Louis Garrel (The Dreamers), Godard Mon Amour is a riveting warts-and-all portrait of the artist as a young man seeking to stake his radical claim anew.