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From Cannes comes the final work by the late, legendary genius Jean-Luc Godard – a dazzling glimpse into a feature film that never came to be.

When Godard (Goodbye to Language, MIFF 2014; Bande à part, MIFF 1965) passed away in September 2022, aged 91, he was working on ‘Phony Wars’, a work designed to be the ultimate gesture of cinema. This unmissable short film reveals the material assembled by the French New Wave titan, which was accompanied by the following director’s statement: “Rejecting the billions of alphabetic diktats to liberate the incessant metamorphoses and metaphors of a necessary and true language by re-turning to the locations of past film shoots, while keeping track of modern times.”