GODARD MON AMOUR REVIEWED
“Godard Mon Amour” is the latest film from the guy that directed The Artist. This time, he’s trying to make a movie about Godard finding love. While it was clever to use Godard’s direct quote about the film in the marketing materials, the master director wasn’t wrong. I get that France reveres film and its artists are the level they deserve. However, not every aspect of the artist’s life needs to be onscreen.
Throughout the next two hours, we get to watch Louis Garrel take the softest hand to Godard. I know that it’s a portrait of the artist as a young man, but Godard is a notable prick. How anyone could fall in love with him is lost on me. That’s not a good thing when your film hinges on trying to make the prickly pear seem worth shacking up with on a lonely French night. I appreciate that Cohen is diving on these recent French films. However, I’m not sure this was the best film to pick up.
I also can’t quite pinpoint where this film takes place on the real Godard timeline. I’m a continuity nerd, so those things matter to me.
- 1.85:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track
RELEASE DATE: 9/4/18
The Plot Thus Far
During the making of one of his films, French film director Jean-Luc Godard falls in love with 17-year old actress Anne Wiazemsky and later marries her.