Global curated streaming service MUBI have acquired THE IMAGE BOOK (Le Livre D’Image) for release in the UK, the latest film from legendary auteur Jean-Luc Godard.

THE IMAGE BOOK, which garnered acclaim at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where it played as part of the official competition, is a kaleidoscopic and dazzling film essay examining the role of cinema in world history in a characteristically bold and innovative way.

Jean-Luc Godard is renowned for his relentlessly inventive approach to filmmaking, with classics such as BreathlessPierrot Le Fou, Weekend and Band of Outsiders securing his place in history as one of the founding fathers of modern cinema, influencing everyone from Tarantino to Wes Anderson. In May 1968, Godard led the the filmmaker uprising that shut Cannes down. Fifty years later, he is making waves with his radical and uncompromising work.

This will be the first theatrical release of a Godard film in the UK since 2010’s Film Socialisme.

The film was produced by Fabrice Aragno – Casa Azul Films and Mitra Farahani – Ecran Noir Productions. The deal was signed with international sales company Wild Bunch Films.