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Adieu Godard

A quirky dark comedy about a village elder’s obsession with the films of Jean-Luc Godard.

Drama 2021 83 mins Not rated

Director: Amartya Bhattacharyya


This quirky and playful dark comedy follows the story of Ananda, one of a group of elders addicted to secret pornography screenings in a conservative Indian village. One day they watch a Godard film by mistake. Though his friends are unimpressed, Ananda becomes obsessed and determines to convert the village to Godard’s cinema of ideas via a film festival. Shot in both black and white and colour, and paying homage to Godard’s cinematic style, the film has already garnered awards.

Part of Tongues on Fire: UK Asian Film Festival 2022 (4-15 May)