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Jean-Luc Godard


Paris (France), 1930.

During a quite disturbed adolescence, in which he manifests marked antisocial behaviour, he spends time in film clubs and the Film Library assiduously. Around 1950 he meets André Bazin and François Truffaut and begins his career as a film critic, writing in the Gazette du cinéma, and in the notebooks Cahiers du cinéma et Arts. He shot his first film, Opération Béton, a short film, in 1954, but it was in 1959-60 when he imposed himself, with A Bout de souffle, as the main thread of the movement that would be known as the Nouvelle Vague. A prolific and always original filmmaker, Godard becomes involved as a commentator disturbed by the social and political conflicts of the 60s and 70s. In the 70s he shot, in collaboration with Anne-Marie Mieville, experimental films for television.

Update: 18 October 2016

Has participated in

The Cinema Only Exists To Bring Back What Once Was Seen

The CCCB's cinema

After the end of the world

Xcèntric Archive

Our time

Xcèntric Archive




Lost, lost, lost

Images for imaginary museums

Sounds brilliant. From sounds to images

The search for the other

Keuken, Kaufmann, Godard