Jean-Luc Godard transforms an Indian village in an exclusive trailer for Adieu Godard by Amartya Bhattacharyya

It is acknowledged that the films of Jean-Luc Godard transformed the very craft of cinema as we know it today, and filmmakers continue to find ways to pay homage to the 91-year-old French New Wave master. The latest comes from Amartya Bhattacharyya, whose comedy-drama Farewell Godard was an official selection at the Moscow International Film Festival and winner of Best Film at the 2022 Kolkata International Film Festival. Ahead of a release later this month from Film Movement, we are thrilled to exclusively debut the US trailer socio-cultural comic tribute to the legendary director.

Ananda, an old resident of a small conservative Indian village, has a problem: he is addicted to pornography. Much to the chagrin of his wife and daughter, he frequently rents movies from a local video store, and he takes them home and watches them with friends. One day, he accidentally brings home a DVD with a Jean Luc Godard movie inside the case. And although his friends are disappointed and leave, Ananda is stoked by the curiosity of the French director, develops an obsession and begins to rent all of Godard’s films. Eventually, he decides to organize a village film festival dedicated to the filmmaker – and that’s when things start to get interesting…

See the trailer and poster below.

Farewell Godard arrives digitally on August 26.

Christina A. Kroll