Jean-Luc Godard was a French-Swiss film director, screenwriter, and film critic.
He rose to prominence as a pioneer of the 1960s French New Wave film movement and was arguably the most influential French filmmaker of the post-war era.
During his early career as a film critic for the influential magazine Cahiers du Cinéma, Godard criticized mainstream French cinema’s “Tradition of Quality”, which emphasized established convention over innovation and experimentation.
In response, he and like-minded critics began to make their own films, challenging the conventions of traditional Hollywood in addition to French cinema.
Jean-Luc Godard Parents: Meet Odile Godard, Paul Godard
Jean-Luc Godard’s Parents: Who are his mother and father?
Jean-Luc Godard was born on 3 December 1930 in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, the son of Odile and Paul Godard, a Swiss physician.
His wealthy parents came from Protestant families of Franco-Swiss descent, and his mother was the daughter of Julien Monod, a founder of the Banque Paribas.
Odile Godard died on April 21, 1954, in Switzerland whiles Paul Godard died in 1954.