Young French Cinema 2023: See you Friday, Robinson (À Vendredi, Robinson)
Director: Mitra Farahani Run Time: 96 min. Release Year: 2022
Starring: Ashi Esfandiary, Ebrahim Golestan, Jean-Luc Godard
Country: France, Switzerland, Iran, Lebanon
Young French Cinema 2023
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About the film:
Special Jury Award Winner in the Encounters section of the 2022 Berlin Film Festival
Official Selection of the 2022 Telluride Film Festival
An unusual and insightful look into the role of the artist in the 20th and 21st centuries.
“We should start with a correspondence, maybe we will not correspond to one another. Ebrahim can send me a letter this Friday, and I’ll answer him next Friday. So, see you Friday, Robinson!” And so, Jean-Luc Godard stages himself in his daily thought, wisely desperate, and sends images and words from Switzerland to the other side of the Channel.
In his mansion in Sussex, Ebrahim Golestan tries to decode these UFO-messages and skillfully seeks to bring them back to the appearance of reason. And so on, until the day a veil falls over the two Gods on the run. Does the existence of poets still have any meaning in these times of distress?