Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Goodbye to Language is a
triumphant masterpiece from Jean-Luc Godard. The film follows a couple whose relationship
breaks down along with the images, which in its second half takes a dog’s-eye view of
the world. It is a meditation on history and illusion, figures merging and weaving across the
screen along with the film’s ideas about romantic love and being-in-the-world. It has the
feeling of a final statement, but knowing Godard’s penchant for re-invention, hopefully it is
yet another beginning to an extraordinary career.