Leader of French New Wave, Film maestro Jean-Luc Godard dies at 91

Jean-Luc Godard. Image credit Wallpaper cave

Paris/IBNS:  Film director Jean-Luc Godard, who had led the  revolutionary French New Wave of cinema, passed away on Tuesday, media reports said.

He was 91.

He rose in the 1960s as  a pioneer of the French New Wave of cinema.

He was arguably the most influential French filmmaker of the post-war era.

The movie assumed significance as Goddard used shaky handheld cameras and jump-cuts to take moviegoers to a different experience of watching the film.

Before making movies, he was a film critic.

He wrote for the iconic Cahiers du Cinéma during its heyday of the 1950s.

A marked cinematic innovator, his later popular works included Film Socialisme (2010) and Goodbye to Language (2014).

Apart from them, his notable works included  A Woman Is a Woman, My Life to Live, A Married Woman, among others.

Godard was married twice, to two of his leading women: Anna Karina (1961–1965) and Anne Wiazemsky (1967–1979).

French President Emmanuel Macron described him as a ‘national treasure’.

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