Goodbye to Language – Best Picture by NCFC



The National Society of Film Critics has chosen the 3-D movie "Goodbye to Language" as the best picture of 2014 in their 49th annual awards meeting in New York City.

The latest film made by Jean-Luc Godard, entitled Goodbye to Language has been chose to be the best picture of 2014 by the National Society of Film Critics on January 3rd 2015. The picture was filmed in 3D, which is what makes it so extravagant and special, a real treat for all of Godard’s fans. The film lasts for 70 minutes and it tells a story about the evolution of language, of cinema and of society through history and this is Godard 39th film. Goodbye to Language is standing right besides Boyhood directed by Richard Linklater. Unfortunately, Boyhood did not get the prize of the National Society of Film Critics, even though the director was recognized and so was the main actress Patricia Arquette for her outstanding performance. Richard Linklater was filming Boyhood for 12 years and it is a true cinematic masterpiece. Besides Godard’s Goodbye to Language and Linklater’s Boyhood, another film, which was recognized on January 3rd is Mr. Turner, directed by the brilliant Mike Leigh, about the famous British painter J.M. Turner, played by Timothy Spall in all his brilliance and the cinematographic part belong to Dick Pope. The National Society of Film Critics says that Goodbye to Language has been the best work of Jean-Luc Godard since In Praise of Love and it also belonged in the outstanding competition at last year’s Cannes Festival. Besides recognitions for Timothy Spall and Patricia Arquette, the best actress is the talented and beautiful Marion Cotillard both in Two Days, One Night by the Dardenne brothers and in The Immigrant by James Gray; recognitions for the supporting actor went to J.K. Simmons for Whiplash. The recognition for best screenplay went to Wes Anderson for The Grand Budapest Hotel. Opposite to Wes Anderson’s fiction story, the best nonfiction film is Citizenfour, a documentary about Edward Snowden, the famous whistleblower. The Film Heritage recognition went to the curator Ron Magliozzi and peter Williamson from the Museum of Modern Art for publishing the footage Lime Kiln Field Day from 1913, the first film, which had a black cast, which was unusual for the era.

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