The French director Jean-Luc Godard has died, he was 91 years old
Sylvie Claire / September 13, 2022
Sacred monster of French cinema, the emblematic director of the New Wave has died at the age of 91.
A legend of French cinema has passed away. This Tuesday, September 13, Jean-Luc Godard died at the age of 91, as announced by his family in the columns of Libération. The Franco-Swiss filmmaker leaves behind a career strewn with masterpieces that have marked many generations. At the origin of the New Wave, he directed his first film Breathless in 1960. A classic that highlighted the talent of Jean-Paul Belmondo.
By breaking with the traditional methods of cinema, Jean-Luc Godard gave a new impetus and inspired the greatest international directors. After a series of films, Jean-Luc Godard won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival for his film Alphaville in 1965. Then, the events of May 1968, he turned to a more politically committed cinema. Then after his motorcycle accident in 1971, he decided to move away from the film sets in the late 70s. He made his return to the forefront in the 80s with three films: Sauve Qui Peut, Detective, First name Carmen, selected at the Cannes Film Festival. It was not until 2014 that Jean-Luc Godard drew his final bow with the film Farewell to Language in 2014. By passing away suddenly, the famous filmmaker will leave a great void.