Look, for a philistine like me, this was a cheeky little, extremely meta, deconstruction/reinforcement of the mythology surrounding one of the giants of cinema, in fact, one could say, a wannabe-#Godard-ian look at, uh, Godard.
Massive credit to Garrel who displays uncommon commitment to the role (and who has his own very personal, very enmeshed history with Godard, like I said, it’s *all* rather meta). Gotta say, though, Martin is quite the revelation here. Hopefully, this will reintroduce her to Hollywood casting agents who may have forgotten what an inspired, emotionally transparent actress she can be.
PS. Love the retro #35mm (!!!) cinematography, and those very impressive, uh Godard-ian, single-take tracking shots by DP Schiffman, which makes you appreciate the inimitable work of the legendary #RaoulCoutard.
PPS. Not sure where they filmed that Cannes villa sequence, but manohmanohman, talk about travel porn!!!