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Jean-Luc Godard passed away

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Jean-Luc Godard died at 91. Renowned filmmaker, co-founder of the New Wave, he was a monument of French cinema. The information was announced by the French newspaper “Liberation” and confirmed by “Le Monde”.


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VSfamous filmmaker, Jean-Luc Godard died at 91, announced the French newspaper Release. The information was later confirmed by The world. Co-founder of the New Wave, this movement born at the end of the 1950s and which lasted ten years, Jean-Luc Godard is one of the directors who has had the greatest impact on French cinema.





He has shot or participated in nearly 150 films and videos, including “A bout de souffle” (1959), “Pierrot le Fou” (1965) or “Sauve qui peut (la vie)” (1980).

He was born on December 3, 1930 in Paris and began his career in the 1950s as a film critic and wrote in particular in Les Cahiers du cinema. With Eric Rohmer and Jacques Rivette, he founded La Gazette du Cinéma.

He also goes behind the camera and directs a few short films before moving on to the long format symbolized by his masterpiece “A bout de souffle”, his first collaboration with Jean-Paul Belmondo.

In his films, he tackled difficult themes, such as the Algerian war in “Le Petit Soldat” (1960) or prostitution in “Vivre sa vie” (1962) and “Le Mépris” (1963). “La Chinoise” (1967) anticipates the events of May 68 by a few months, describing how a group of students founded a Marxist cell.

In the 1970s, he moved away from cinema, worked for television and tried out the experience of video. He returned to the cinema in 1980 with “Sauve qui peut (la vie)”. At the end of this decade, he produced a series of film-essays entitled Histoire(s) du cinema, which he completed in 1998. In the 2000s, he continued his work in the cinema with “Éloge de l’amour” (2001 ), “Our Music” (2004) and “Film Socialisme” (2010).



Jean-Luc Godard won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Festival in 1965 for “Alphaville” and the Silver Bear for Best Director in 1960 for “A bout de souffle”. He also received an Honorary Golden Lion in 1982 at the Venice Film Festival and the Golden Lion for Best Film for First Name Carmen in 1983. He was also awarded two Honorary Césars, in 1987 and 1998, and an honorary Oscar in 2010 for his entire career.