“I pity the French Cinema because it has no money. I pity the American Cinema because it has no ideas.”
A French Filmmaker born in the year 1930, founder of New Wave & the one who challenged the conventions of traditional Hollywood Cinema. His work widely showcases his radical approach & political ideologies, often based on Marxist philosophies. He has catered various roles in the cinema industry namely, Actor, Director, Editor, Cinematographer & Screenwriter.
His film Breathless (À bout de souffle, 1960), a romantic crime drama attracted much attention for its bold visual style and the innovative editing .The film had 2,082,760 cinema goers when originally released in France. Also, his another celebrated film Le Petit Soldat, dealt with Algerian War of Independence
His most famous work among the critics was his film Vivre sa vie, which was his approach to documentary film – making.
Talking about him, Mary Lea Bandy had once remarked ” Like Picasso, Godard reveals to us throughout his work his world as source and subject; the artist’s studio, the objects of his daily life, the references to and repetitions of his own works, the layering of words and images, the women he has loved, the horrors of war.”