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More details Two new Jean-Luc Godard films are coming… — World of Reel

by Stewart Cole

The Results of Roger Koza’s LA INTERNACIONAL CINÉFILA annual film poll have been published.

It’s always interesting to see how film programmers, curators and historians rate the best films of the year. Some of the films that made the top ten include Albert Serra’s “Pacification,” David Cronenberg’s “Crimes of the Future,” Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Licorice Pizza,” and Jordan Peele’s “Nope.”

Individual ballots are also quite exciting. Eclectic French director Alain Guiraudie believes that “Don’t Worry Darling” is one of the best films of the year.

However, I would more specifically like to zero in on Cinémathèque Française curator Nicole Brenez’s top ten, which includes “Drôles de Guerres” (Funny Wars) by Jean-Luc Godard. Note that Brenda was a close friend of the late French director.

We know that before his death in early fall, Godard was working on two films: “Script” and “Funny Wars.” In October, during her installation at MoMA, artist Mitra Farahani was slyly credited as the producer of “Scénario.”

All the details we know about these last two JLG films come from Godard’s closest collaborator, cinematographer Fabrice Aragno.

According to Aragno, “Funny Wars” was shot in 35mm, 16mm and Super 8—35mm black-and-white footage, the other two in color—while “ScenarioIt appears “more in a classic video style with some Super-8 footage, not 35mm.”

Aragno further stated that Godard specifically wanted to return to his origins. “He said you know that Chris Marker movie ‘La Jetée’? Maybe we can do something like that.”

Will Jean-Luc Godard make two posthumous Cannes premieres next May?

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