Adieu Godard

Directed by Amartya Bhattacharyya
Film Movement
2021
87 Minutes
India, France
Odia, English
Comedy, Drama
Not Rated
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In a small, conservative Indian village, an old man named Ananda (Choudhury Bikash Das) is addicted to watching pornography with his friends. One day, he accidentally brings home a DVD with a Jean Luc Godard film inside it. Though his friends are disappointed by what they find, Ananda is attracted by the newness of the film. Soon he begins renting all of Godard’s oeuvre, gradually becoming so enthralled with the director that he attempts to organize a film festival dedicated to him in their village. Shot in beautiful black-and-white by the film's director Amartya Bhattacharyya (who also serves as the writer and editor), ADIEU GODARD is a celebration of both cinema and personal enlightenment that pays charming tribute to the fêted French auteur.

Cast

  • Choudhury Bikas Das
  • Sudhasri Madhusmita
  • Dipanwit Dashmohapatra
  • Swastik Choudhury
  • Choudhury Jayaprakash Das
  • Shankar Basu Mallick
  • Abhishek Giri
DVD Features

Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "... ingenious, filled with humor and many social and philosophical comments.... Furthermore, the black and white cinematography by Bhattacharrya himself is truly exquisite, both in the close ups to the characters, and through the various long and panoramic shots that highlight the beauties of the area."
    Panos Kotzathanasis, Asian Movie Pulse
  • Highest Rating
    "Bikash is great in his portrayal of an awkward person who develops a new passion and wishes to share it with others. "
    Jason Knight, UK Film Review
  • Highest Rating
    "Godard vs. Porn sets up the debate of cinema as an artistic medium vs. cinema as a distraction from daily menial drudgery. It also ponders the origin of appreciation of art and how it is not something that is always constrained by the boundaries of socio-economic class division. Bhattacharyya subtly dabbles in these thoughts."
    Suvo Pyne, High on Films

Awards & Recognition

Official Selection
Moscow Int'l. Film Festival
Official Selection
Split Film Festival
Official Selection
Kolkata International Film Festival

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