Geneva. The famous French director Jean-Luc Godard is no more. in the sixties Jean-Luc Godard, who initiated revolutionary changes in cinema with his first film “A bout de souffle” deceased. He was 91 years old. According to Swiss news agency ATS, Goddard’s partner Anne-Marie Miville and his producers said his family was with him when he breathed his last at their Lake Geneva home on Tuesday.
Jean-Luc Godard fought against many diseases. This is why his death is called an “associated suicide”. According to the BBC report Government allows ‘voluntary death’ in special circumstances in Switzerland, Goddard’s legal adviser, Patrick Jeanneret, told the AFP news agency that the French director suffered from various serious and unusual ailments. Based on the medical report, he had obtained government clearance for “voluntary death”.
Born in Paris in 1930
Jean-Luc Godard was born in Paris on December 3, 1930 into a wealthy Franco-Swiss family. Although he grew up in Nyon, Switzerland. He received training in anthropology at the University of the Sorbonne in Paris. After the Second World War, he turned to the cultural scene of the Quartier Latin film club. He became friends with great directors such as Francis Truffaut, Jacques Rivette and Eric Rohmer. In 1952, he began to write for the prestigious film magazine “Cahiers du Cinéma”.
Early career as a film critic
Jean-Luc Godard began his career as a film critic in the 1950s. He will be remembered as the one who ushered in a new era in the world of ready-made cinema. He invented new rules of camera, sound and narration, ie telling the story of the film. Goddard made many such films that were politically sensitive and experimental. These films would have pleased very few people outside of his small group of fans. Many critics disliked his extreme intelligence. His movies are ‘My Life to Live’, ‘Alphaville’, ‘Crazy Pete’, ‘The Little Soldier’ etc. Later, he was recognized as a person who did not compromise with leftist political vision.
The French president expressed his sorrow
French President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute, saying Goddard was “one of the toughest conservatives among new wave directors.” He pioneered a completely modern and very open art form. Macron said: “We have been stripped of our national heritage…”. Meanwhile, Thierry Fremoux, director of the Cannes Film Festival, told the AP on Tuesday that he was deeply saddened to learn of Goddard’s passing. Jean-Paul Belmondo became the star of Goddard’s films. Her controversial film Haley Mary came into limelight when Pope John Paul II condemned her in 1985. (with language entry)
Keywords: cinema, world of cinema
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