Jean-Luc Godard Laments Advent of Streaming, Compares it to the End of Silent Film

Published on Apr 16, 2019

Jean-Luc Godard Laments Advent of Streaming, Compares it to the End of Silent Film

Legendary filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard made an extremely rare personal appearance to accept the 2019 Fiaf Award in Lausanne, Switzerland, on April 11. The award was presented by the International Federation of Film Archives (Fiaf) at the Cinémathèque Suisse, which has provided IndieWire with exclusive video of the occasion below. Freddy Buache, director of Cinémathèque suisse from 1951 to 1996, was on hand to present the award to the filmmaker. “I’m unsettled and emotional, and I think you are, too,” he said in his introductory remarks.

Godard sat down with Buache to discuss his latest film, “The Image Book,” a kaleidoscopic meditation on the nature of cinema built around film clips, literary texts, and classical music. The film received a Special Palme d’Or at Cannes prior to its release last fall.

“To tell that history, both in images and in words, for cinema to speak for itself. My last film, for example, is made exclusively from films,

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Author: Jude Dry