A small Indian village: an old man is addicted to watching pornography with his friends. One fine day, he accidentally brings home a DVD with a Godard film inside it. Attracted by the newness of the film, he starts renting all of Godard’s oeuvre, leading him and his friends to attempt to organize a Godard film festival in their village.
- "... ingenious, filled with humor and many social and philosophical comments.... Furthermore, the black and white cinematography by Bhattacharrya himself is truly exquisite, both in the close ups to the characters, and through the various long and panoramic shots that highlight the beauties of the area."
- "Bikash is great in his portrayal of an awkward person who develops a new passion and wishes to share it with others. "
- "Godard vs. Porn sets up the debate of cinema as an artistic medium vs. cinema as a distraction from daily menial drudgery. It also ponders the origin of appreciation of art and how it is not something that is always constrained by the boundaries of socio-economic class division. Bhattacharyya subtly dabbles in these thoughts."
Awards & Recognition
Moscow Int'l. Film Festival
Split Film Festival
Kolkata International Film Festival