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Trailer of a Film That Will Never Exist: Phony Wars

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard

Release: 2023
Runtime: 20
Language: French with English subtitles
Director: Jean-Luc Godard

At the time of his death in September 2022, Jean-Luc Godard had been in the midst of planning another feature, an adaptation of Belgian author Charles Plisnier’s 1937 novel Faux Passports. Though the film was never produced, the intricate and beautiful “trailer” that Godard put together in preparation now stands as his final work, a complex collage of history, politics, and cinema constructed of paper and glue, paintings and photographs, sound and silence. Godard often transformed his synopses into aesthetic programs. His swan song follows in this tradition and will remain as the ultimate gesture of cinema, which he accompanies with the following text: “Rejecting the billions of alphabetic diktats to liberate the incessant metamorphoses and metaphors of a necessary and true language by returning to the locations of past film shoots, while keeping track of modern times.”

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Brattle Theatre Cambridge 1697169600October 13 - October 15, 2023
Cleveland Cinematheque Cleveland 1696046400September 30, 2023
Film Forum New York 1702616400December 15 - December 21, 2023
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Toronto 1698984000November 3 - November 10, 2023
Laemmle Theatres Los Angeles 1702616400December 15 - December 21, 2023
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Houston 1694923200September 17, 2023
SIFF Film Center Seattle 1695614400September 25, 2023
Webster University Film Series St. Louis 1694750400September 15 - September 17, 2023