MoMA Presents: See You Friday, Robinson
The Museum of Modern Art will present Mitra Farahani’s film, See You Friday, Robinson at The Museum of Modern Art screening December 14th through December 20th, with Farahani introducing the inaugural screening on the 14th at 7:00 p.m. Captured in a delicate film by Iranian filmmaker Mitra Farahani, See You Friday, Robinson showcases the long-distance relationship and correspondence between decorated filmmakers Jean Luc-Godard and Ebrahim Golestan.
Not too long before his death on September 13, 2022, Jean-Luc Godard opened the door to an epistolary and filmic relationship with the great if less known Iranian filmmaker and novelist Ebrahim Golestan. In taking up his producer Mitra Farahani’s playful challenge–to see where this much-belated correspondence would lead them–Godard, began sending Golestan a series of cryptic and gnomic fragments of text and image, always signing off “See You Friday, Robinson!” in punning reference to Daniel Defoe’s novel Robinson Crusoe.
These messages in a bottle, cast out from the isolation of his home in Rolle, Switzerland, comprise some of Godard’s concluding and yet (as ever) inconclusive statements on language, cinema, politics, death, regret, and love. Golestan replies in turn with his own profoundly moving and subversively funny thoughts on such big existential questions as well as on the mundanities and frustrations of old age.
Venue: Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues
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