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The idea is simple

a married woman and a single man meet

they love, they argue, fists fly

a dog strays between town and country

the seasons pass

the man and woman meet again

the dog finds itself between them

the other is in one

the one is in the other

and they are three

the former husband shatters everything

a second film begins

the same as the first

and yet not

from the human race we pass to metaphor

this ends in barking

and a baby’s criesJean-Luc Godard, Goodbye to Language synopsis


Ring out the year with a rare screening of GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE / ADIEU AU LANGAGE, presented by the Academy Museum during the closing days of its 3D-cember! program. Jean-Luc Godard’s penultimate feature and his only full-length work in 3D, the film is a “deeply, excitingly challenging… experience that nearly levitated the packed 2,300-seat Lumière theater” during its 2014 premiere at Cannes.*

See link below for details.




Written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard

Presented in 3D

Friday, December 30, at 7:30 pm

Academy Museum — Ted Mann Theater

6067 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles


*Manohla Dargis, “Sunny Cannes Gets Lightning,” New York Times, May 22, 2014.

See James Quandt, “Jean-Luc Godard’s Goodbye to Language,” Artforum, September 2014.

Jean-Luc Godard synopsis text © the estate of Jean-Luc Godard, Wild Bunch, and Kino Lorber.



Jean-Luc Godard, Adieu au langage / Goodbye to Language (2014), from top: Fabrice Aragno (left, with boom), Jean-Luc Godard, and Kamel Abdelli; Abdelli and Héloïse Godet; Jeremy Zampatti and Marie Ruchat (2); Goodbye to Language U.S. poster; Godet (2); Zoé Bruneau; Aragno and Godard. Images (9) © Alain Sarde, Wild Bunch, and Kino Lorber.