Jean-Luc Godard

Jean-Luc Godard (1930-2022) was a French-Swiss film director, producer, screenwriter, and film critic. Following his work as a critic for Cahiers du cinéma in the 1950s, he rose to prominence as a pioneer of the French Nouvelle Vague film movement of the 1960s.

His most famous films include À bout de souffle (1960), Le Mépris (1963), and Pierrot le Fou (1965). From 1988 to 1998, he focused on the multipart television documentary Histoire(s) du cinéma, which offered his iconoclastic views on the first hundred years of motion-picture history.