Jean-Luc Godard interested in receiving the film festival
GENEVA: Legendary French-Swiss director Jean-Luc Godard said Saturday that he has neither plans to go to Cannes nor is he interested in receiving the film festival´s top prize, even if his “Goodbye to Language” is among movies in competition for the Palme d´Or.
In response to a question from Swiss television RTS if he would attend the festival, Godard said: “No, because I have already been”.
When asked what could be done to change his mind, the 83-year-old´s reply was “nothing”.
Godard turned European filmmaking upside-down in the 1960s with his “New Wave” cinema that shunned studio sets in favour of outdoor shoots, using improvised scripts and natural sound.
While he has never won an award at Cannes, his film is among 18 in competition for the Palme d´Or this year.