French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard had a film at Cannes this year. The 79 year-old legend of avant-garde cinema — at least in the 1950s and ’60s — screened Film Socialisme, a statement of some kind about something-or-other, shot with digital cameras and, if you believe the reviews, without plot or characters.
This review from Salon, without being mean, does a good job of saying the movie is boring and baffling: “It’s not like this film had any commercial potential to start out with, and its nature is such that any viewer in any country will have a personal, fragmentary experience. In between catnaps.”
For more on the movie, try this site for the festival.
This short trailer for the film is pretty cool. To see more like it (although a little goes a long way), go to “Six Different Trailers for Jean-Luc Godard’s Cannes Submission.”