Letter in Motion to Gilles Jacob and Thierry Frémaux

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Letter in Motion to Gilles Jacob and Thierry Fremaux
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
Written by Jean-Luc Godard
Release date
Running time
9 minutes
Country France
Language French

Letter in Motion to Gilles Jacob and Thierry Frémaux (French: Lettre filmée de Jean-Luc Godard à Gilles Jacob et Thierry Frémaux; a.k.a. Khan Khanne) is a 2014 short film directed by Jean-Luc Godard. It was made as a personal video letter to retiring festival president Gilles Jacob and artistic director Thierry Frémaux explaining Godard's absence from the 2014 Cannes Film Festival for the premiere of his feature film Goodbye to Language. Jacob later release the short film on the internet. In the short film Godard's narration explains his personal state of mind as an artist and the current "path" that he is on. It includes footage from Godard's films Germany Year 90 Nine Zero and King Lear, quotes by Jacques Prévert and Hannah Arendt, and black and white still photos of Jacques Rivette and François Truffaut as Godard references the autumn and says that he is going "where the wind blows me." In King Lear Godard filmed a similar scene that included black and white still photos of film directors like Rivette and Truffaut, but Godard mocked the then recently deceased Truffaut in that film.[1][2][3][4][5]


  1. ^ Salovaara, Sarah (21 May 2014). "Godard Excuses Himself from Cannes with "Letter in Motion to Gilles Jacob and Thierry Fremaux". Filmmaker magazine. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  2. ^ Dagen, Philippe; Nouchi, Franck (10 June 2014). "Jean-Luc Godard :Le cinéma, c'est un oubli de la réalité". Paris, France: Le Monde. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  3. ^ Taubin, Amy (2014). "Dog Days". New York, NY: Film Comment. Retrieved January 24, 2015.
  4. ^ Bernstein, Paula; Schein, Elyse (May 21, 2014). "Watch: Jean-Luc Godard Explains Why He Skipped Cannes Press Conference". Indiewire. Retrieved January 24, 2015.
  5. ^ Brody, Richard (2008). Everything is Cinema. New York, NY: Metropolitan Books. p. 501. ISBN 978-0-8050-8015-5.

External links[edit]