Drôles de Guerres, trailer for Godard’s latest film (to be presented at Cannes)

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The official trailer has been released online Drôles de Guerres (Phony Wars)the film by the famous French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard, who recently passed away.
The full title is Film annonce du film qui n’existera jamais: “Drôles de Guerres”, therefore the “film that will never exist”. And instead it will exist, given that it is reality and will be one of the great protagonists of the film festival awaited on the croisette. It will be among the most anticipated and touching moments of the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.

The work – produced by Saint Laurent, Anthony Vaccarello, Vixens and L’Atelier – is actually a short film, given that the duration is 20 minutes.
The presence of this film at the film festival expected from 16 to 27 May in Cannes is an important appointment for all fans of the seventh art. We recall that the great French director passed away at the end of 2022, which is why the presence of his work at this year’s edition is even more engaging.

You can watch the official trailer of Drôles de Guerres by Jean-Luc Godard in the video at the top of this article.

The film will be screened as part of the tribute Memories of Jean-Luc Godard

Cannes Classic has decided to pay homage to the legendary filmmaker by dedicating a special panel to his memory.
Drôles de Guerres (Phony Wars) has just been announced among the surprises of this edition, included in the tribute Memories of Jean-Luc Godard, which already included in the program The contempt of 1963 in 4K and the documentary Godard par Godard written by the director of the Cinémathèque française Frédéric Bonnaud and directed by Florence Platarets. This year, the Cannes Classic has many succulent delicacies in store for fans of the big screen with a vintage flavor, including the restored version of The railwayman by Pietro Germi, of I will save you by Hitchcock, Man Ray set to music by Jim Jarmush in Return to ReasonDheeraj Akolkar’s documentary titled Liv Ullmann – A Road Less Travelled (with the presence of the actress on the croisette) and that of Leslie Iwerks, 100 Years of Warner Bros.

To confirm the screening in Cannes of the unreleased Drôles de Guerres is its Director of Photography Fabrice Aragno (who will attend Cannes).

Jean-Luc Godard, the father of the Nouvelle Vague

Director Jean-Luc Godard passed away in September 2022 at the age of 91. The news was reported by the French newspaper liberationwho explained that the French filmmaker resorted to assisted suicide in Switzerland: “He wasn’t sick, he was just exhausted,” reveals a source quoted by the newspaper.
Born in Paris on December 3, 1930, Godard revolutionized the history of cinema with masterpieces such as Until the last breath And The Contempt. He was a very prolific author, with over 150 works (including films, short films and various videos).

Godard was born in the French capital into a wealthy family. During the Second World War he was sent to study in Switzerland. Upon returning to his native Paris in 1948, he attended the Sorbonne University. Here he began to fall in love with the seventh art, throwing himself headlong into various cinematographic experiments.

In 1959 the turning point: it comes out Until the last breath

His first film is Until the last breath, released in 1959. Thanks to this little one, Jean-Luc Godard was awarded the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. It is the film that more than any other has become the icon of the Nouvelle Vague, that is the period in the history of cinema represented by filmmakers trained in the critical school of the “Cahiers du cinéma” of the 1950s. These directors were Claude Chabrol, Jean-Luc Godard himself, Eric Rohmer, Jacques Rivette and François Truffaut.

Among the many great unforgettable works of Godard, there are also Le petit soldier, Woman is woman, The Seven Deadly Sins And The Contempt, the latter freely inspired by the novel by Alberto Moravia. In his career, the Parisian director has also won a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival (with Prename Carmen of 1983).

You can watch the official trailer of Drôles de Guerres by Jean-Luc Godard in the video at the head of this article.