2018 CANNES Special Palme d’Or, Cinephile Society Grand Prix

A true legend, a most unique, innovative, iconoclastic filmmaker, Godard once again stormed Cannes and the film world with his latest work—a provocative, challenging film that is utmost political and mind-opening. Opening with Godard’s own voice declaring "War is Here," and telling about the current state the world is in, The Image Book is "an audio-visual poem," to some and "an essay-film with the body-language of a horror movie," to others. Utilising various formats, image sources, sound collages, The Image Book is a masterpiece that asserts that nothing on film can be deemed original anymore, a visual bombardment that tackles an array of issues from orientalism to film ethics.