Among Godard's masterpieces is 'Breathless' starring Jean Paul Belmondo, which won him the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, in 1959.
(LaPresse) – The great French director Jean Luc Godard has died at age 91 in Switzerland by assisted suicide. He was the father of the New Wave, a different way of understanding cinema, far from the commercial logic that inspired epigones such as Claude Chabrol and Francois Truffaut.
More than 150 films were made by the Parisian filmmaker. Among his masterpieces are ‘Breathless’ starring Jean Paul Belmondo, which won him the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, in 1959, ‘Contempt,’ based on Alberto Moravia’s novel, starring Brigitte Bardot, and ‘Prenom Carmen,’ Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1983. He was also a film critic for the prestigious Cahiers du cinéma magazine.
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