Swedish director Ingmar Bergman has hit out at fellow film-maker JEAN-LUC GODARD, branding him a "f**king bore".

The 86-year-old Fanny and Alexander movie legend claims Godard simply made films to please critics - and has slammed the French maverick's style as "mind-numbing".

He remarks, "I've never got anything out of (his) movies.

"They have felt constructed, faux intellectual and completely dead. Cinematographically uninteresting and infinitely boring.

"Godard is a f**ing bore."

09/05/2005 21:20