Thursday, January 28, 2021

25th IFFK 2021 -Lifetime Achievement Award - to be conferred on Jean Luc Godard, the master craftsman, the new wave auteur,of world cinema .

 Jean-Luc Godard. Photograph: Gaetan Bally/Corbis

To me, style is just the outside of content, and content the inside of style, like the outside and the inside of the human body. Both go together, they can’t be separated ".

- Jean-Luc Godard

Lifetime Achievement Award of the Silver jubilee edition of the IFFK -25th International Film Festival of Kerala- will be presented to the living legend of world cinema, Jean Luc Godard(ഴാങ് ഗൊദാർദ്) . He is 91 and likely to be presented the honor in absentia.

"There was before Breathless, and there was after Breathless. Jean-Luc Godard burst onto the film scene in 1960 with this jazzy, free-form, and sexy homage to the American film genres that inspired him as a writer for Cahiers du cinéma. With its lack of polish, surplus of attitude, anything-goes crime narrative, and effervescent young stars Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg, Breathless helped launch the French New Wave and ensured that cinema would never be the same." ( wrote about Breathless, his 1960 film)

"Film is over. Auteurs are out". Jean-Luc Godard says... 

"We once believed we were auteurs but we weren't," the grumpy grandfather of Nouvelle Vague said ,"We had no idea, really ... with mobile phones and everything, everyone is now an auteur."

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