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Cannes Classics to premiere Jean-Luc Godard's final film

Jean-Luc Godard's final film, "Scénarios," an 18-minute short completed in 2022, will premiere at this year's Cannes Film Festival. The renowned French-Swiss director also created a 34-minute introduction to accompany the film, blending still and moving images in a unique visual experience.

"Scénarios" marks Godard's last project before his passing via assisted suicide in Switzerland. Despite speculation about his unfinished documentary "Phony Wars" being his final work, it was revealed that he had planned and supervised several other films.

Godard's collaborators, Fabrice Aragno and Jean-Paul Battaggia, have worked diligently to bring his remaining projects to fruition. Aragno described "Scénarios" as adopting a more classic video style with elements of Super-8 footage.

Godard's legacy spans a prolific career, including iconic films like "Breathless," "Pierrot le Fou," and "Alphaville." His decision to end his life was attributed to exhaustion, as stated in a posthumous statement.

"Scénarios" will be featured in the Cannes Classics sidebar, alongside special presentations of Akira Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai" and Jacques Demy's "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg." Additionally, the festival will premiere documentaries focusing on Faye Dunaway and Jim Henson.


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