Jean-Luc Godard doesn’t do “awards.” Generally, whenever Hollywood has reached out a hand to the New Wave legend, Godard has, at best, looked at it, and at worst, completely ignored it. But this week, the filmmaker’s latest digital arthouse collage movie “Goodbye To Language” was the surprise winner of the National Society Of Film Critics’ Best Picture, and His Holiness Godard actually responded.
The filmmaker sent a note to Richard Lorber, the president of his film’s distributor, Kino Lorber, and it’s perfectly, well, Godard-ian. After wishing them “many thanks indeed,” the filmmaker humbly states he’s “still learning,” with the words placed around an image of what appears to be a bearded man holding two canes. Oh Godard. We think Ellen Degeneres‘ Oscar selfie just got one-upped. Check it out below. [Criticwire]