Triptych explores impact of 3D on cinema. 

Directors Jean-Luc Godard, Peter Greenaway and Edgar Pêra’s portmanteau film 3X3D, exploring 3D cinema and its evolution in cinema against the backdrop of the Portuguese city of Guimarães, will close Cannes Critics’ Week (May 16-24).

The triptych, comprising three short films by Godard, Greenaway and Pêra, explores how 3D affects the audience’s perception of images.

A Critics’ Week statement: “In Just in Time, Peter Greenaway takes an in-depth look at the superposition of images. 

“With The Three Disasters, Jean-Luc Godard sketches what could well be a Historie(s) du Cinema in 3D, the premise of his next feature film.

“Pêra concludes the triptych with Cinesapiens, another, more playful history of cinema,” Critics’ Week said in a statement. 

The film, which will be presented on the closing night of the selection on May 23, is sold internationally by Urban Distribution International.

The film explores the history of the 2,000-year-old Portuguese city of Guimarães.

As previously announced, Katell Quillévéré’s Suzanne, following the chaotic life of a woman who as a teenager abandoned her newborn son, will open the 52nd edition of the parallel Cannes section, which runs from May 16-24.

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