You’ve fallen in love with his films, but only a lucky few have fallen in love with Jean-Luc Godard himself. The French New Wave icon is at his most lively in “Godard Mon Amour,” a tragicomedy from “The Artist” director Michel Hazanavicius. Based on actress-turned-author Anne Wiazemsky’s 2015 memoir, “Un An Apres” (“One Year Later”), the film premiered at Cannes last year under the title “Redoubtable.”
“Godard Mon Amour” stars Louis Garrel (“Ismael’s Ghosts”) as a radical young Godard, during his short-lived marriage to Wiazemsky, played by Stacy Martin (“Nymphomaniac”). Set in 1968 during the filming of “La Chinoise,” the movie’s reception and the political climate provokes Godard into a profound self-examination, which propels the newlyweds in different directions.
In Eric Kohn’s 2017 review for IndieWire, he wrote: “The movie toys with Godard’s own early filmmaking style in a wry effort to salute his legacy and demystify its evolution. Light and inoffensive, it trades the intellectual rigor of Godard’s work for fluffy sentiments, but never gets crass. Above all else, it succeeds at transforming cinephile trivia into a genuine crowdpleaser.”
“Godard Mon Amour” also stars Oscar nominee Bérénice Bejo. Cohen Media Group will release the film in U.S. theaters on April 20.
Check out the exclusive trailer for “Godard Mon Amour” below.
Here is the official teaser poster: