But if you know Godard a little bit, but not too much and are not too sure about what you think about this cinema then you can’t enjoy the movie.” Garrel may just be right.
and was discovered by Hollywood when Joel Schumacher cast him in the lead role in the war drama Tigerland in 2000. During that time, he also appeared in Steven Spielberg's science fiction thriller Minority Report (2002) and as the villain Bullseye in the superhero film Daredevil (2003).
While Louis as an actor, and more recently as a director - his first feature debuted at Cannes last year - has always chosen films or written scripts that have been inspired by the work of Godard.
The young Garrel came to the world’s attention when he starred in Bernardo Bertolucci’s even includes a scene that re-enacts the famous moment from Godard’s Bande à part in which the protagonists race through the Louvre.
“I see a portrait of something that many people don’t, I see a hero,” states Garrel.
This question gets Garrel animated: “If you think Godard makes movies to be loved, or wants to be loved, then you don’t know Godard,” he says. I don’t think it is mean.” I’ve met Garrel many times and always got on well with him.
He didn’t come in 2014 to pick up a prize for , and in his recent book about being the Artistic Director of Cannes, Thierry Frémaux revealed that Godard turned down the opportunity to be President of the Cannes jury in 2015.
Yet you cannot talk about the history of Cannes without mentioning Godard He has premiered a plethora of great films at the festival.
At the Cannes Film Festival his status is such that he is treated like he can walk on water.
That’s despite the fact that these days Godard refuses to promenade along La Croisette.