Jean-Luc Godard

DIRECTOR, WRITER

Birth Place: Paris, France

Born: 1930-12-03

Jean-Luc Godard Biography

Born in 1930, Jean-Luc Godard became acquainted, while at university, with Claude Chabrol, Francois Truffaut, Eric Rohmer and Jacques Rivette, forming part of a group of passionate young film critics writing in Cahiers du Cinéma, and film-makers devoted to exploring new possibilities in cinema. A bout de souffle (Breathless) (1959) was his first feature. Made on a shoe-string budget, it was spontaneous, vibrant and ground breakingly original. From then until 1967/8 was loosely his first period when he made an astonishing number of films, sometimes 3 a year. From 68 Godard was very involved in political film-making, and then made a series of programmes for French TV in the mid and late 70’s. With Sauve qui peut (la vie) or Slow Motion, Godard could be said to start a 3rd period through the 80’s. In the 90’s he started more formal experimentation, specifically with his long series Histoire(s) du Cinéma. His films have influenced film-makers as diverse as Robert Altman, Martin Scorsese, Jim Jarmusch, Steven Soderbergh, Quentin Tarantino and Wong Kar-Wai. His latest film, Film Socialisme, received its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard) to great acclaim. Jean-Luc Godard was awarded an honorary Oscar in 2010.

Jean-Luc Godard Videos, Video Essays

The Iconic Aesthetic of Jean-Luc Godard

Jean-Luc Godard Videos

The Iconic Aesthetic of Jean-Luc Godard

The Iconic Aesthetic of Jean-Luc Godard

Jean-Luc Godard: Fragments of Early Work documentary (2009)

Jean-Luc Godard: Fragments of Early Work documentary (2009)

Breathless: How World War II Changed Cinema

Breathless: How World War II Changed Cinema

Jean-Luc Godard Filmography

Two in the Wave

Two in the Wave

Socialism

Socialism

Our Music

Our Music

Ten Minutes Older: The Cello

Ten Minutes Older: The Cello

In Praise of Love

In Praise of Love

After the Reconciliation

After the Reconciliation

JLG/JLG

JLG/JLG

Oh, Woe Is Me

Oh, Woe Is Me

New Wave

New Wave

Keep Your Right Up

Keep Your Right Up

Aria

Aria

King Lear

King Lear

Meetin' WA

Meetin' WA

Hail Mary

Hail Mary

Detective

Detective

First Name: Carmen

First Name: Carmen

Godard's Passion

Godard's Passion

Room 666

Room 666

Every Man for Himself

Every Man for Himself

Here and Elsewhere

Here and Elsewhere

Number Two

Number Two

All's Well

All's Well

Sympathy for the Devil

Sympathy for the Devil

Chinoise, La

Chinoise, La

Weekend

Weekend

Far from Vietnam

Far from Vietnam

2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle

2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle

Masculin Féminin

Masculin Féminin

Pierrot le fou

Pierrot le fou

Alphaville

Alphaville

Six in Paris

Six in Paris

Married Woman, A

Married Woman, A

Band of Outsiders

Band of Outsiders

The Carabineers

The Carabineers

Ro.Go.Pa.G.

Ro.Go.Pa.G.

The Little Soldier

The Little Soldier

Vivre sa vie: Film en douze tableaux

Vivre sa vie: Film en douze tableaux

Paris Belongs to Us

Paris Belongs to Us

Woman Is a Woman, A

Woman Is a Woman, A

A Story of Water

A Story of Water

Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak

Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak

Breathless

Breathless

Charlotte and Her Boyfriend

Charlotte and Her Boyfriend