Film director, screenwriter, and critic Jean-Luc Godard was a French-Swiss national. He gained notoriety as a founder of the French New Wave film movement in the 1960s and was undoubtedly the most significant post-war French director.
He experimented with narrative, continuity, sound, and camerawork in his work, which AllMovie claims “revolutionized the motion picture form.”
He was related to Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, the previous president of Peru, through his father. He married Anna Karina and Anne Wiazemsky, two actresses who both appeared in several of his movies, twice.
The critically acclaimed films Vivre sa vie (1962), Bande à part (1964), and Pierrot le Fou (1965) were produced as a result of his collaborations with Karina, which Filmmaker magazine referred to as “probably the most important collection of work in the history of cinema.”
Godard is regarded as one of the 20th century's most important filmmakers and a pioneer of the French New Wave.
Is Jean-Luc Godard still alive?
Jean-Luc Godard is not alive. Godard passed away on September 13, 2022, at his Rolle, Switzerland, residence.