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the giant of French cinema and father of the New Wave was 91 years old

Jean-Luc Godard died at the age of 91. The director, screenwriter, editor and French film critic was one of the main representatives of the New Wave. His career was marked by great prolificacy and by …

Jean-Luc Godard

Jean-Luc Godard died at the age of 91. The director, screenwriter, editor and French film critic was one of the main representatives of the New Wave.

His career was marked by great prolificacy and by linguistic and semantic innovations that were decisive for the cinematographic medium. In 1960, he signed Until the last breath, with Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg, considered one of the key films of the birth of modern cinema, but all the 60s are characterized for him by important films such as It’s my life (Living knows the ways1962), Contempt (Contempt1963), The 11 o’clock bandit (Pierrot le fou1965).

His works have inspired many New Hollywood directors and Quentin Tarantino named his production company after one of his films, Bande à part. In 1984, Godard received the Golden Lion for his entire career for his first name Carmen, from the hands of the president of the jury Bernardo Bertolucci, and in 2011 the Golden Lion for his entire work.

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