Mr. Godard, one of the founders of the French New Wave of the 1960s, canceled the trip to the Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival, citing “circumstances beyond his control,” festival organizers said Monday. The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel urged Mr. Godard in an open letter last week to “take a courageous stand and cancel your trip to Israel.” The letter asked: “Did you ever go to an Afrikaner film festival in apartheid South Africa? Why Israel, then?” Reuters said a source in Mr. Godard’s office declined to comment but said he had canceled his visit for political reasons. Festival organizers said they were disappointed but respected Mr. Godard’s decision. Pro-Palestinian groups frequently call on prominent cultural and academic figures to boycott Israel because of its occupation of the West Bank and its blockade of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.
what is your favorite godard film? i like vivre sa vie, band of outsiders and weekend