Jean-Luc Godard is a filmmaker that fascinates me. I fell instantly in love with his highly influential film Breathless and along with watching several of the rest of the films in his oeuvre have found similar joy in Vivre sa vie, Band of Outsiders and Contempt. He’s been making films since 1954 and the fact I will be able to catch his latest effort as it debuts at Cannes is certain to be one of the highlights of the festival for me no matter what I ultimately think of the film and now.
However, we don’t have to wait any longer to catch a glimpse of the film as Godard has uploaded six separate trailers ranging in length from 1:31 – 4:29 of his Cannes Film Festival submission Socialisme onto YouTube. Socialisme will be featured in the “Un Certain Regard” category at Cannes, but here we get an early look at the film that runs just shy of 17 minutes.
I On Cinema gives us the following (rather hard-to-follow) synopsis of the film, the title of which translates to Socialsm:
The limited amount of spoken language is in French without subtitles, though much of it seems to be a series of images and text presented at varying speeds. I haven’t watch them all just yet, but look forward to hearing from any of you that take the time to sort through them, all of which are presented in 1080p high-definition.