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Godard & Me

To mark the 50th anniversary of Jean-Luc Godard's Contempt, and on the occasion of a major retrospective of the director's work at the Film Society of Lincoln Center co-curated by Kent Jones and Jake Perlin, the Film Department at the Cultural Services is delighted to present Godard & Me, a blog dedicated to the iconic French filmmaker.

Throughout the fall, we will post thoughts and reflections on Godard and his work from film critics, scholars, students and fans. You will be able to read their thoughts regarding their experiences with Godard;their discovery of his cinema, their absolute favorite film, their relationship with his body of work and its cinematography, dialogue, and characters...their relationship with a particular scene in a film, or with any powerful memory of the filmmaker and his work...

This project follows in the footsteps of Proust and Me, a blog launched this year by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy to mark the anniversary of the publication of Proust's Swann's Way.

But to make this blog complete we need you! Send us your own Godard experiences:  Are you a big fan or an ardent detractor? Have you seen all of his work?  What Godard actress do you feel was his most influential muse? Do you feel like all one needs to make a movie is “a girl and a gun”? What decade from the 60’s to today do you think is his most essential one as a contribution to cinema? Let the comment box gathers your Godard’s outpourings and share with us what makes him such a buzz.

Share your thougths in the comments below or send your Godard & Me contribution to: cinema@frenchculture.org

Muriel Guidoni, Audiovisual AttachéeFlorence Almozini, Program Officer, Cinema