“It is with great pride that ‘Adieu Godard’ is being screened at the historic BFI Southbank theater in London,” said Swastik Chaudhury, actor and producer of the film.
The film which is an Indo-French co-production was written and directed by national award-winning filmmaker Amartya Bhattacharyya and produced by Swastik Arthouse in collaboration with FilmStop Entertainment and Les Films de la Haute-Vallée.
The film has had a terrific tour of film festivals in Kerala recently and received fabulous reviews from audiences and film critics. Prior to that, the film landed third position in the Indian Film Competition at the 13th Bengaluru International Film Festival (BIFFES), Chaudhury added.
“Adieu Godard” is a socio-cultural comic book tribute to the legendary French author Jean-Luc Godard. The film is based on an old man named Ananda who is addicted to pornography. He secretly watches pornography with friends in a conservative village. One day, they stumble upon a Godard film that they mistakenly rented, thinking it was porn. Although his friends are disgusted, Ananda is drawn to Godard’s film and gradually develops an obsession. He launches the idea of organizing a film festival in their village where Godard’s films will be screened. The festival comes after a lot of drama, but what happens next remains to be seen.