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Jean-Luc Godard, film director, has died at the age of 91

The legendary Franco-Swiss filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard, one of the fathers of the Nouvelle VagueHe died “peacefully” today at the age of 91 at his home in the small commune of Rolle in Switzerland, his family reported

“Filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard passed away on September 13, 2022, his wife Anne-Marie Miéville and his producers announce. There will be no ceremony. Jean-Luc Godard passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loved ones. He will be cremated “, indicates the brief statement transmitted to AFP.

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This statement was transmitted by the family’s legal and tax advisor, Patrick Jeanneret. consulted by the AFPJeanneret explained that the announcement should have been made within “two days”, but that the statement had to be written in a hurry as a result of the leak in the press of the information about Godard’s death.

He died “peacefully at home, accompanied by his wife,” he said.

The cremation will take place “two days from now, perhaps tomorrow” Wednesday, he added, specifying that “the ashes will remain with his wife.”

Jean-Luc Godard left his mark among generations of moviegoers as one of the fathers of the New Wave, with classics such as “Breathless” or “El Contempto”. Along with François Truffaut, they were champions of the “Nouvelle Vague” that shook the film world in the 1960s.

In 1987 he received a César d’honneur for his career as a whole, and the Oscar Academy did the same in 2010. The Cannes Film Festival also awarded him a special Palme d’Or in 2018.

“A National Treasure”

The president of France, Emmanuel Macron, lamented the death of the filmmaker and stressed that with it the country loses a national treasure.


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