KOLKATA, the film tribute to Jean Luc Godard
KOLKATA: The Odia film Adieu Godard, which has already won several honors, has made it to the festival’s finals in the feature film category.
The video describes how an old pornography-addicted guy becomes an obsessive follower of Jean-Luc-Godard, considered the pioneer of the French New Wave film movement in the 1960s.
From October 28-30, the Welsh capital hosts the online film festival.
The movie, directed by Amartya Bhattacharyya, is competing with five other international films, and the results are coming later this week, a statement issued by the producers.
The name of Bhattacharya’s movie, published on September 2, suggests that it is a tribute to famed French-Swiss filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard, but it is not a classic homage to the maestro.
Shot entirely in Odisha, ‘Adieu Godard’ recounts the life of an old man named Ananda, who is hooked to pornography and surreptitiously watches adult videos with other guys in the evening.
Choudhary Bikash Dash, the main character, brings a DVD into the house one day, thinking it’s pornographic.
And it turned out to be 1960’s ‘Breathless,’ Godard’s debut picture released in 1960. Ananda is initially intrigued by the novelty, but he soon becomes obsessed with it. Then he tries to organize a Godard film festival for their small town.
The film was awarded “Best Indian Film” at this year’s Kolkata International Film Festival. It has now been chosen to screen at the 10th Annual Asian Film Festival of Barcelona, which will take place from October 26 to November 6.
The announcement stated that the picture, part of the Official Panorama section of the Barcelona festival, is competing with numerous other Asian flicks.