Adieu au langage (Jean-Luc Godard, 2014)

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Re: Jean-Luc Godard

#1 Post by Noiretirc » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:56 pm

Dammit does anyone know what is going on with adieu au langage? The synopsis at Wild Bunch has me salivating:

The idea is simple:
A married woman and a single man meet.
They love, they argue, fists fly.
A dog strays between town and country.
The seasons pass.
The man and woman meet again.
The dog finds itself between them.
The other is in one,
the one is in the other
and they are three.
The former husband shatters everything.
A second film begins:
the same as the first,
and yet not.
From the human race we pass to metaphor.
This ends in barking
and a baby's cries.
In the meantime, we will have seen
people talking of the demise of the dollar,
of truth in mathematics
and of the death of a robin.

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Re: Jean-Luc Godard

#2 Post by Oedipax » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:41 pm

Fingers crossed it emerges for Cannes, whether it's in competition or not, I'm sure JLG doesn't care. Then again I still haven't managed to see 3x3D from last year.

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#3 Post by Production601 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:20 pm

silly report of ADIEU AU LANGAGE shooting in french vanity faire magazine
cant understand how to upload a scanned a version here..... help?

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#4 Post by Noiretirc » Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:54 pm

Oedipax wrote:Fingers crossed it emerges for Cannes, whether it's in competition or not, I'm sure JLG doesn't care.
http://www.festival-cannes.fr/en/article/60533.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

1:10 run time?

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Re: Jean-Luc Godard

#5 Post by Oedipax » Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:53 pm

70' sounds good to me - he's made several medium-length works, I wish more filmmakers would. With all the changes happening in how we consume movies, 90 minutes as the standard bearer for a feature film is probably due for reassessment. Notre musique was 80'.

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Re: Jean-Luc Godard

#6 Post by Oedipax » Thu May 08, 2014 11:19 pm

Image

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#7 Post by criterion10 » Fri May 09, 2014 3:26 pm

New NSFW trailer for Adieu au Language. Seems like another trip down the Godard-hole!

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#8 Post by accatone » Thu May 15, 2014 4:08 pm

Press Kit download here

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#9 Post by Oedipax » Sat May 17, 2014 6:46 pm

Despite Thierry Frémaux's statement to the effect that 'Jean-Luc promises to be there,' Godard says nothing will make him go to Cannes. He goes on to say if he wins the Palme d'or he'll give it to his financial adviser, and that he would much prefer to receive no prize at all, because it would inevitably be standing in more for the whole of his career. Further, he admits he would've liked to have won the Palme in his youth, but in retrospect he's glad to have avoided it.

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#10 Post by swo17 » Wed May 21, 2014 3:22 pm

Craig Keller from MoC wrote:ADIEU AU LANGAGE by Godard. Now is not the time for hyperbole. It is simply a landmark in the history of cinema, on the order of Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon or, for that matter, Breathless. A complete and total reinvention of form and what cinema even is.

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#11 Post by domino harvey » Wed May 21, 2014 3:25 pm

So, coming soon from MoC then

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#12 Post by Noiretirc » Sat May 24, 2014 2:40 am

I get the feeling from early reactions that Adieu au Langage will go over much better than Film Socialisme. I rather enjoyed this: https://mubi.com/notebook/posts/cannes- ... au-langage" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Jean-Luc Godard

#13 Post by accatone » Tue May 27, 2014 10:53 am

Saw this yesterday morning at an UGC at Forum Les Halles (right before the Bill Viola exhibition in the afternoon) - what an amazing visual experience in one day! For the first time i felt bad not having seen a more "spectacle-driven" movie before in 3D. In fact this was my first 3D film so i basicaly must have missed most of the interesting and differnt approches to this technique. Still one could easily realize that this technique adds additional layers and possibilities to Godards way of showing (and telling?) us things. If i remember correctly, the one effect where the actor "moves" to the right while the actress is sitting on the stairs in the appartement with some kind of dissolve was used twice. Something similar happens earlier in the movie at Lac Léman with the other actress and the "german character". As some observers allready pointed out, this is indeed mind blowing - something i have not seen before in cinema. There are also some amazing shots of water/waves at Lac Léman that resembled the Viola images later that day.

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#14 Post by Noiretirc » Tue May 27, 2014 4:27 pm

I'm depressed. When this gets released onto dvd/blu, I won't be able to watch it properly.

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#15 Post by Oedipax » Tue May 27, 2014 10:50 pm

Noiretirc wrote:I'm depressed. When this gets released onto dvd/blu, I won't be able to watch it properly.
Maybe some distributor out there will be crazy enough to do a 3D bluray release - do those work okay with the proper equipment (player/TV/etc)? Or is it only an approximation of the 3D that's in theaters?

Also, if anyone has any idea, please tell us - how long will the film be in general release in Paris? Because I might make it out there again this summer, and this would be one of the primary motivators...

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Re: Jean-Luc Godard

#16 Post by accatone » Wed May 28, 2014 6:33 am

http://www.screendaily.com/news/jean-lu ... 54.article" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This is something at least.

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Re: Jean-Luc Godard

#17 Post by sir_luke » Wed May 28, 2014 8:59 am

Maybe this could be Criterion's second 3D Blu release!

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#18 Post by Zot! » Wed May 28, 2014 11:58 am

I'm certain that this will have a 3D home release. Herzog and Wenders already have art-house films with 3D BD releases available. Of course you would need the necessary equipment.

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Re: Jean-Luc Godard

#19 Post by warren oates » Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:29 pm

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Re: Jean-Luc Godard

#20 Post by who is bobby dylan » Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:47 pm

According to the article:
It will open commercially in New York City in late October, at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and IFC Center, followed by a national theatrical rollout on 3D screens. A digital VOD, home media and 3D Blu-ray release is planned for 2015.

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#21 Post by tavernier » Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:12 pm

that means it's a sure bet for the NY Film Festival, and with the 3D gimmick, I wouldn't be surprised if it gets one of the big slots (Opening, Closing, Centerpiece)

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#22 Post by knives » Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:09 am

Here's the letter film that Godard recused himself with at Cannes this year. Unfortunately it is not subbed but a transcript is attached.

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Re: Jean-Luc Godard

#23 Post by david hare » Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:59 am

I will once again break my silence. Only because adieu is such a masterpiece I can't really do much more, at least without completely indulging myself over this totally staggering masterpiece.

Here is an SRT file for Khane Khanne . I assume people here are at least getting this from youtube?

Text only for this place. For now.
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00:00:11,439 --> 00:00:13,439
natural selection

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<i>My dear president,</i>

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<i>my dear director,</i>

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<i>dear old comrades,</i>

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<i>Thank you again for inviting me
to climb your venerable 24 steps...</i>

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<i>a little lost in the herd...</i>

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<i>once per second.</i>

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<i>But you know it,</i>

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<i>I am not long since
part of the cast...</i>

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00:00:50,021 --> 00:00:55,464
<i>and then am no longer where
you still think I still am.</i>

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<i>In fact,
I'm following other leads.</i>

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00:01:01,713 --> 00:01:06,321
<i>And here are some other places
where I reside...</i>

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00:01:06,501 --> 00:01:10,282
<i>sometimes many years,
sometimes a few seconds,</i>

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00:01:10,974 --> 00:01:14,169
<i>under the protection
of the strange clergyman...</i>

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<i>muttering that what will be
has already been.</i>

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<i>Prodigious, isn't it?</i>

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<i>Yes,</i>

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<i>I will go henceforth
where I stayed.</i>

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<i>...and he invited him...</i>

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<i>because of his so called sympathy
for this kind of nations...</i>

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<i>and also as a specialist
of image changes,</i>

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<i>the new Power wanting to create
a new way of making television.</i>

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<i>I didn't feel comfortable
in that atmosphere.</i>

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<i>The Komintern had
changed since 1923.</i>

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<i>As for me, I was no
longer the young man...</i>

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<i>who had charged
at police blockages...</i>

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<i>and fought behind
the barricades...</i>

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<i>with a rifle
at the ready.</i>

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<i>For me, the little Führer
was more important...</i>

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<i>than Josef Stalin
and the revolution.</i>

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Greta, Frieada,
Anna, Lola,

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Claudia, Marushka,
Alexandra, Vivette,

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Gisele, Marushka...

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Yes, I’m afraid
it's over that way,

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the West.

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Goodbye, Mr Caution.

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Woe is me.

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Where, in winter,
can one find flowers?

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<i>And during the next,
the last holidays...</i>

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<i>I often take refuge in the house
of totalitarism origins.</i>

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<i>Where Jean Cavaillès, alas,
defied the Gestapo.</i>

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This is not the content
of ideologies,

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but the same logic which
totalitarian leaders use...

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which produces this
familiar ground,

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and the unfailing
certainty of the Law.

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Logic,

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that is to say pure reason,

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without regards.

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The risk in solitude,

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is always of losing oneself.

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This is a professional risk
in a sense,

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for the philosopher,

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since he seeks out truth...

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and preoccupies himself
with questions,

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which we describe
as metaphysical,

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but which are indeed the only
questions to preoccupy everyone.

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The philosophers solution has been
to notice that there is apparently...

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in the human mind itself one element
capable of compelling the other.

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And thus creating power.

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Usually we call this faculty "Logic",

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and it intervenes each time
that we declare...

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that a principle or an utterance
possesses in itself a convincing force,

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that is to say a quality which really
compels the person to subscribe to it.

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<i>But even more often,</i>

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<i>but even more often,</i>

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<i>I have lunch with Cordelia,</i>

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<i>and share her silence.</i>

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- Now meantime,

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we shall express our
darker purpose.

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- Yes, father.

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- Know that
I have divided...

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in three my empire.

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- Answer me!

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- I don't have my heart
in my mouth.

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<i>Because I also don't have my heart
in my mouth.</i> (-and share her silence.)

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Because I also don't have
my heart in my mouth.

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Because I also don't have
my heart in my mouth.

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<i>So I'm going,</i>

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<i>on an ill wind,
that carries me,</i>

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<i>here and there,</i>

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<i>as if a dead leaf.</i>

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<i>The past year for exemple,
still present,</i>

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<i>I even took Athens Tram.</i>

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<i>The metaphor.</i>

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<i>Metaphore.</i>

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<i>Metaphor, and...</i>

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<i>To return.</i>

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<i>Return at my expense, in 1968,</i>

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<i>to Havana.</i>

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<i>Already in lack of Partagás serie n°2.</i>

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<i>And today, as usual,</i>

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<i>I believe, like him, that
the possibility of explaining,</i>

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<i>has always seemed to me the pretext
for the existence of speech.</i>

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<i>And today, as usual,</i>

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<i>I believe, like him, that
the possibility of explaining,</i>

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<i>has always seemed to me the pretext
for the existence of speech.</i>

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<i>You see well,
being anywhere but here,</i>

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<i>it isn't possible, dear comrades,
to join you this May 21.</i>

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<i>Moreover, this is not a film anymore.</i>

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<i>Although it is my best.</i>

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<i>A simple waltz,
my dear president.</i>

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<i>I wish you, while listening,</i>

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<i>to find there the true
continuity error...</i>

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<i>with your next destiny.</i>

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<i>to find there the true
continuity error...</i>

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<i>with your next destiny.</i>

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<i>Friendly yours, Jean-Luc Godard.</i>

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<i>Friendly yours, Jean-Luc Godard.</i>

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Re: Jean-Luc Godard

#24 Post by zedz » Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:09 pm

I have to admit that I find Khan Khanne as dull and shruggable as a lot of late-period Godard, but Adieu au langage is indeed a stunner. Totally revolutionary use of 3D to declare war on naturalism, and an Iron Man workout for the visual cortex. (The rest of the brain, not so much).

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#25 Post by Oedipax » Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:45 pm

Does anyone know if there's a way to find out how much longer Adieu will be in theaters in France? I'm going for about a month starting mid-September and I had really hoped there would be one screen where it hangs on until then. I've found a screening in Aubervilliers happening August 30 so it doesn't seem that far-fetched that it would be somewhere a couple weeks later. I'm going to be devastated if I get there right as it's ending and then it plays the NYFF while I'm in Paris. Well, devastated relative to the overall greatness of visiting Paris anyway.

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