Few authors have innovated the cinematographic language as Jean-Luc Godard. The French filmmaker turns 90 and to celebrate it just look at the filmography that characterizes the master of the Nouvelle Vague, full of titles that have entered the history of the Seventh Art and are still admired today as a symbol of rupture in the world of cinema.
Of bourgeois social background, coming from a high-ranking Swiss family, Jean-Luc Godard is studying at the Sorbonne of Paris, graduating in Ethnology, before devoting himself to film criticism writing for the Cahiers du cinéma. After a few short films, in 1960 his greatest masterpiece, Up to the last breath, came to life, a milestone in modern cinema.
In the 60s his innovative work, capable of overturning expressive codes known so far, it materializes in titles such as This is my life, The contempt and Il bandito at 11. In the following years he approaches a reactionary cinema to counter the nascent consumer society and from the 70s explores new technologies but is in recent years that Godard faces his more complicated cinema.
In the 80's he made Passion, Prénom Carmen and Je vous salus, Marie.
In recent years he has embraced experimental cinema with titles such as Adieu au langage and Le livre l'image.
To find out more about Jean-Luc Godard's cinema in recent years, read our review of Adieu au langage and find out who won at the Cannes Film Festival when Godard presented Le livre l'image.