French director Jean-Luc Godard, who broke new ground in cinema, died at the age of 91.
French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard has died at the age of 91. Relatives announced the death of the master director, who left behind a career of more than 70 years.
Born in Paris in 1930, Godard was a central figure in the French New Wave movement that revolutionized the cinema of the 1950s and 60s. In 1952, the then newly founded French magazine Cahiers du cinema He was a critic for In 1955, he started his directorial career by shooting his first short film “Une femme coquette”.
Godard, who shot his first feature film “A Bout De Souffle” in 1960, brought a key piece to the French New Wave movement and left an unforgettable legacy in world cinema. The film, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg, won the Silver Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival.
Godard made 15 feature films between 1960 and 1967, which is considered to be his most glorious period. The director’s productivity continued for many years. Godard, who has produced countless short films as well as timeless classics such as “Vivre sa vie”, “Contempt”, “Bande à part”, “Pierrot le Fou”, in 2018, with his last film “Images and Words” (Le Livre d’image) in Cannes. It won the Special Palme d’Or award at the Film Festival.