While most of the hype from this year’s Cannes Film Festival happened to be about the films that were actually showing during the festival, one of the most talked about films happened to be one that was only being discussed on the Croisette during the last couple of weeks.
Following the provocative and confrontational Film Socialisme, many believed director Jean Luc Godard to have finished his career on his most antagonistic bang, but that is not to be the case. He began shopping around his next film, a 3D feature called Goodbye To Language, and now, it has a distributor.
Variety reports that Godard’s new film will be released by Fox, likely one of its smaller branches (Searchlight is a highly likely contender). The film doesn’t really have a synopsis yet, other than that it will follow ‘a man and his wife who no longer speak the same language. The dog they take on walks then intervenes and speaks. How I’ll do it, I don’t yet know. The rest is simple.’ So yeah, not much is known about the film.
Personally, I love this news. It’s no shock to anyone who has read this site for some time that this is easily my most anticipated film currently in production, kind of acting like my Dark Knight Returns. I fully expect this film to be unlike anything we’ve ever seen before, and with Fox taking it, this seems to be one that people are really getting behind.
In other news, IFC Midnight has bought Im Sang Soo’s new film, The Taste of Money, the director’s sort-of-kind-of-but-not-really sequel to his brilliant The Housemaid. Criterion hopes aren’t all that high, but it’s nice to know that we’ll get to see this really intriguing project relatively soon. Finally, Gomorrah director Matteo Garrone’s new film, Reality, has gone to Oscilloscope Laboratories. So there’s that.
What do you think?