Jean-Luc Godard

French-Swiss film director (1930–2022)

Jean-Luc Godard (3 December 1930 – 13 September 2022) was a French-Swiss movie director, producer, editor, cinematographer, writer and actor. He was born in Paris to a French mother and Swiss father. The English film magazine Sight and Sound called him one of the top three film directors of all time. Breathless, based on a story by Francois Truffaut, is one of his most famous movies.[1]

Jean-Luc Godard (1968)

He was married to Anna Karina from 1961 until they divorced in 1965.

Godard died by assisted suicide on 13 September 2022 in Rolle, Switzerland at the age of 91.[2]

Jean-Luc Godard revolutionized cinema with jump cuts, intertextuality, political commentary, breaking the fourth wall, nonlinear narratives, and innovative aesthetics.[3]


  1. Godard, Jean-Luc 2002. The Future(s) of Film: three interviews 2000–01. Bern; Berlin: Verlag Gachnang & Springer. ISBN 978-3-906127-62-0
  2. Jean-Luc Godard est mort (in French)
  3. "10 Signature Elements of Jean-Luc Godard's Filmmaking Style!". 2023-06-02. Retrieved 2023-10-23.

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