Birthday: 1930-12-03 · Known For: Directing
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Jean-Luc Godard (UK: GOD-ar, US: goh-DAR; French: [ʒɑ̃ lyk ɡɔdaʁ]; born 3 December 1930) is 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 is arguably the most influential French filmmaker of the post-war era. According to AllMovie, his work "revolutionized the motion picture form" through its experimentation with narrative, continuity, sound, and camerawork. He is often considered the most radical French filmmaker of the 1960s and 1970s.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. Godard first received global acclaim for his 1960 feature Breathless, helping to establish the New Wave movement. His work makes use of frequent homages and references to film history, and often expressed his political views; he was an avid reader of existential and Marxist philosophy. Since the New Wave, his politics have been much less radical and his recent films are about representation and human conflict from a humanist, and a Marxist perspective.In a 2002 Sight & Sound poll, Godard ranked third in the critics' top ten directors of all time (which was put together by assembling the directors of the individual films for which the critics voted). He is said to have "created one of the largest bodies of critical analysis of any filmmaker since the mid-twentieth century." He and his work have been central to narrative theory and have "challenged both commercial narrative cinema norms and film criticism's vocabulary." In 2010, Godard was awarded an Academy Honorary Award, but did not attend the award ceremony. Godard's films have inspired many directors including Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Brian De Palma, Steven Soderbergh, D. A. Pennebaker, Robert Altman, Jim Jarmusch, Wong Kar-wai, Wim Wenders, Bernardo Bertolucci, and Pier Paolo Pasolini.Through his father, he is the cousin of Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, former President of Peru. He has been married twice, to actresses Anna Karina and Anne Wiazemsky, both of whom starred in several of his films. His collaborations with Karina—which included such critically acclaimed films as Vivre sa vie (1962), Bande à part (1964) and Pierrot le Fou (1965)—were called "arguably the most influential body of work in the history of cinema" by Filmmaker magazine.
Godard has been married twice, to two of his leading women: Anna Karina (1961–1965) and Anne Wiazemsky (1967–1979). Beginning in 1970, he collaborated personally and professionally with Anne-Marie Miéville. Godard has lived with Miéville in the municipality of Rolle since 1978, being described by his ex-wife Karina as a "recluse".His relationship with Karina in particular produced some of his most critically acclaimed films, and their relationship was widely publicized; The Independent described them as "one of the most celebrated pairings of the 1960s". A writer for Filmmaker magazine called their collaborations "arguably the most influential body of work in the history of cinema." Late in life, Karina said they no longer spoke to each other.In 2017, Michel Hazanavicius directed a film about Godard, Redoubtable, based on the memoir One Year After (2015) by Wiazemsky. It centers on his life in the late 1960s, when he and Wiazemsky made films together. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017. Godard said of the film that it was a "stupid, stupid idea".
Jean-Luc Godard was born on 3 December 1930 in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, the son of Odile (née Monod) 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. She was the great-granddaughter of theologian Adolphe Monod. Other relatives on his mother's side include composer Jacques-Louis Monod, naturalist Théodore Monod and pastor Frédéric Monod. Four years after Jean-Luc's birth, his father moved the family to Switzerland. At the outbreak of the Second World War, Godard was in France, and returned to Switzerland with difficulty. He spent most of the war in Switzerland, although his family made clandestine trips to his grandfather's estate on the French side of Lake Geneva. Godard attended school in Nyon, Switzerland.Not a frequent cinema-goer, he attributed his introduction to cinema to a reading of Malraux's essay Outline of a Psychology of Cinema, and his reading of La Revue du cinéma, which was relaunched in 1946. In 1946, he went to study at the Lycée Buffon in Paris and, through family connections, mixed with members of its cultural elite. He lodged with the writer Jean Schlumberger. Having failed his baccalaureate exam in 1948 he returned to Switzerland. He studied in Lausanne and lived with his parents, whose marriage was breaking up. He spent time in Geneva also with a group that included another film fanatic, Roland Tolmatchoff, and the extreme rightist philosopher Jean Parvulesco. His elder sister Rachel encouraged him to paint, which he did, in an abstract style. After time spent at a boarding school in Thonon to prepare for the retest, which he passed, he returned to Paris in 1949. He registered for a certificate in anthropology at the University of Paris (Sorbonne), but did not attend class. He got involved with the young group of film critics at the ciné-clubs that started the New Wave. Godard originally held only French citizenship, then in 1953, he became a citizen of Gland, canton of Vaud, Switzerland, possibly through simplified naturalisation through his Swiss father.
Movies & TV Series
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival Trailer
The official spot of 22nd Jihlava international documentary film festival, directed by Jean-Luc Godard
The Image Book
Jean-Luc Godard returns with a bracing, beautiful and confrontational essay film. Splicing together classic film clips and newsreel footage, often stretched, saturated and distorted almost beyond reco...
In 2010, Godard's Film Socialisme explores the sinking of political ideals in Europe. In 2012, the Costa Concordia, which had served as an allegorical platform for Godard, sank in front of the cameras...
Filmmakers discuss the legacy of Alfred Hitchcock and the book “Hitchcock/Truffaut” (“Le cinéma selon Hitchcock”), written by François Truffaut and published in 1966.
Message of Greetings: Prix suisse / My Thanks / Dead or Alive
Jean-Luc Godard's acceptance video for the 2015 'Prix d’honneur'.
A German Youth
At the end of the 1960s the post-war generation began to revolt against their parents. This was a generation disillusioned by anti-communist capitalism and a state apparatus in which they believed the...
Le pont des soupirs
Short film included in the film "Les ponts de Sarajevo"
Letter in Motion to Gilles Jacob and Thierry Fremaux
Rather than writing a simple letter to explain his absence from the press conference for his latest Cannes entry, "Goodbye to Language," at the Cannes Film Festival, instead, legendary filmmaker Jean-...
Goodbye to Language
"It's a simple subject. A married woman and a single man meet. They love each other, fight, blows rain down. A dog wanders between town and countryside. Seasons pass. The man and woman get back togeth...
The Bridges of Sarajevo
Thirteen European directors explore the theme of Sarajevo; what this city has represented in European history over the past hundred years, and what Sarajevo stands for today in Europe. These eminent f...
Quod Erat Demonstrandum
A collaborator since 2002 (Notre Musique), Fabrice Aragno did not want to make a documentary ‘on’ but ‘with’ Jean-Luc Godard. The latter decided on a mathematical approach. The TV station asked for 26...
Jean-Luc Godard, Disorder Exposed
The film retraces Jean-Luc Godard's notorious exhibition at the Centre national d'art et de culture Georges Pompidou in Paris between 11 May – 14 August 2006.
Brunes et Blondes
Actresses' hairstyle in movies always carries a strong aesthetic statement associated with erotic, social, and historical meanings. In a bold and unexpected way, the film revisits this ultimate symbol...
Isabella Rossellini - Aus dem Leben eines Schmetterlings
A symphony in three movements. Things such as a Mediterranean cruise, numerous conversations, in numerous languages, between the passengers, almost all of whom are on holiday... Our Europe. At night, ...
Tribute to Eric Rohmer
Brief, fragmented memories of Rohmer spoken by Godard, while the screen shows various titles of articles Rohmer wrote for Cahiers du Cinema.
Two in the Wave
An in-depth analysis of the relationship between New Wave pioneers François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard, as seen through rare archival footage, interviews, and film excerpts — written and narrated by...
Filmmakers in Action
What is the state of cinema and what being a filmmaker means? What are the measures taken to protect authors' copyright? What is their legal status in different countries? (Sequel to “Filmmakers vs. T...
Four Short Films
Jean-Luc Godard, and Anne-Marie Miéville Four Short Films
Also punningly known as Ecce Homo; Excès oh! Mot.
Cinema 16: European Short Films (European Edition)
A collection of short films by 16 European directors.
Amateur Report (Exhibition Model)
Director Jean-Luc Godard reflects in this movie about his place in film history, the interaction of film industry and film as art, as well as the act of creating art.
Vrai faux passeport
A dense work, citing everyone from Tarantino and Verhoeven to Artaud and Chaplin, made for Godard's exhibition at the Centre Pompidou, Voyage(s) en utopie.
Jean-Luc Godard's poetic meditation on war, violence and defeat. The film is structured in three parts. The three segments are "Hell", "Purgatory", and "Heaven". The first segment is a montage of war ...
Prayers for Refuseniks
Jean-Luc Godard addresses two filmic letters to young Israeli soldiers who were sentenced after refusing to intervene in the occupied territories.
Moments choisis des histoire(s) du cinéma
"Histoire(s) du cinema" is an unique piece of art : you could see it as an essay about cinema, art and history, as well as a self-portrait of Jean-Luc Godard. "Moments choisis des histoire(s) du ciném...
Liberty and Homeland
The title of this twenty-minute video by Jean-Luc Godard and Anne-Marie Miéville, “Freedom and Fatherland,” is the official slogan of the Canton de Vaud, in Switzerland, where the filmmakers live and ...
Ten Minutes Older: The Cello
Collection of short films the summaries of which include; a foreign man moving to Italy, getting married and having a child; a four split scene short involving plot-less images of old people with tele...
In the Darkness of Time
Conceived as a reflection on the theme of time at the turn of the millennium, "Dans le noir du temps" functions as a Pandora’s box which hides all the horrors of the world: the last moments of youth, ...
In Praise of Love
Someone we hear talking - but whom we do not see - speaks of a project which describes the four key moments of love: meeting, physical passion, arguments/separation and making up. This project is to b...
Mai en décembre: Godard en Abitibi
After the Reconciliation
An elderly couple and a younger man and woman follow up failed seduction attempts with conversation about love and the meaning of life.
Origins of the 21st Century
Commissioned by the heads of the 2000 Cannes Film Festival to make an opening-night short commemorating cinema as it enters its second full century, Godard instead offers up a 17-minute barrage of re-...
The Old Place
Essay on the influence of arts at the end of the 20th century produced by the Museum of Modern Art.
Histoire(s) du Cinéma: The Coin of the Absolute
Part 5 of Godard's 8 part examination of the history of the concept of cinema and how it relates to the 20th century.
Histoire(s) du Cinéma: The Control of the Universe
Part 7 of Godard's 8 part examination of the history of the concept of cinema and how it relates to the 20th century.
Histoire(s) du Cinéma: A New Wave
Part 6 of Godard's 8 part examination of the history of the concept of cinema and how it relates to the 20th century
Histoire(s) du Cinéma: The Signs Among Us
Part 8 of Godard's 8 part examination of the history of the concept of cinema and how it relates to the 20th century.
Histoire(s) du Cinéma: Deadly Beauty
Part 4 of Godard's 8 part examination of the history of the concept of cinema and how it relates to the 20th century.
Histoire(s) du Cinéma: Only Cinema
Part 3 of Godard's 8 part examination of the history of the concept of cinema and how it relates to the 20th century.
For Ever Mozart
Episodic film that follows a theater troupe from France attempting to put on a play in Sarajevo. Along their journey they are captured and held in a POW camp, and they call for help from their friends...
A short essay on the metamorphosis that art, beauty, love or cinema accomplishes.
What's Wrong With The World
A reworking of extracts from Andre Malraux, Claude Nuridsany and Marie Perennou, and GK Chesterton.
JLG/JLG: Self-Portrait in December
Director Jean-Luc Godard reflects in this movie about his place in film history, the interaction of film industry and film as art, as well as the act of creating art.
2 x 50 Years of French Cinema
At a lakeside hotel, Michel Piccoli discusses the centennial of cinema with Jean-Luc Godard. Godard asks why should cinema's birthday be celebrated when the history of film is a forgotten subject. Thr...
Chambre 12, Hôtel de Suède
Documentary about the making of Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless.
Je Vous Salue, Sarajevo
A short two-minute rumination on the once volatile situation during the period of the Bosnian War presented in the form of a photo-montage with accompanying text.
Oh, Woe Is Me
This complex allegorical tale tells the story of man’s quest for spiritual meaning. When God enters the body of 1980s filmmaker Simon Donnadieu, his wife Rachel realizes that something has gone awry, ...
The Children Play Russian
A famous French filmmaker is hired by a major Hollywood producer to make a documentary on the state of post-Cold War Russia. The filmmaker, though, subverts the project by stubbornly remaining in Fran...
Parisienne People Cigarettes
TV commercial (commissioned by Swiss tobacco company F.J. Burrus S.A.) for Parisienne cigarettes.
L'Enfance de l'art
Children living and playing in a war zone are touched by violence. Part of How Are the Kids? (1990), a UNICEF-sponsored six-film anthology depicting childhood horrors around the world.
Germany Year 90 Nine Zero
The supremely world-weary Lemmy Caution, last seen in Godard's "Alphaville" (France/1965), has several strange encounters while trying to make his way from the former East Germany to "the west."
Lest We Forget
Contre l'Oubli (Against Oblivion) is a compilation of 30 French filmmakers, Alain Resnais and Jean Luc Godard among them, who use film to make a plea on behalf of a political prisoner. Jean Luc Godard...
The King of Ads
A collection of European T.V. commercials directed by a variety of well-known directors from across Europe and the U.S. Compiled and produced by Jean-Marie Boursicot.
Le Rapport Darty
A daring deconstruction of consumerist behavior featuring a robot and Miss Clio Darty, with a voiceover by Godard and Anne-Marie Miéville, this philosophical "report," like so many of Godard's commiss...
Histoire(s) du Cinéma: A Single (Hi)story
Part 2 of Godard's 8 part examination of the history of the concept of cinema and how it relates to the 20th century.
Two segments make up this short film. The first portion called “The French” has two men taste testing some delicious wine, and the other, titled “The Gauls”, is of men playing rugby. This short by We...
Histoire(s) du Cinéma: All the (Hi)stories
Part 1 of Godard's 8 part examination of the history of the concept of cinema and how it relates to the 20th century.
The French as Seen by…
In 1988, the Figaro magazine asked to a few famous directors a series of short movies, to celebrate the 10 years of the revue. The thematic : The French seen by - The movies have been released for the...
Le Dernier Mot
A short commissioned piece on 'famous last words' set in WWII.
On s'est tous défilé
A rare short done in much of the same vein of “Puissance de la Parole”, where there is no shortage of cross-dissolve and rapid montage effects. Here, the sources are between fashion clips, street foot...
The Power of Speech
Godard blends elements of literature, cinema and other artistic medias from different historical periods in order to make a stance on how words can be subverted and manipulated to many different conte...
Histoire(s) du cinéma
Daunting, provocative, and very beautiful, this meditative essay looks at the history of the 20th century through cinema and vice versa, mainly through a rich assortment of clips (sometimes superimpos...
Keep Your Right Up
This film is made up several sketches in which certain actors play several real or fictional roles to a background of rock music. The lead character, played by Godard himself, is an annoyingly perfect...
A descendant of Shakespeare tries to restore his plays in a world rebuilding itself after the Chernobyl catastrophe obliterates most of human civilization.
Ten short pieces directed by ten different directors, including Ken Russell, Jean-Luc Godard, Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, and Nicolas Roeg. Each short uses an aria as soundtrack/sound (Vivaldi, Ba...
Closed Jeans (series 1+2) + Metamorphjean
These are 3 series of fashion shorts Godard made for stylists Marithe and François Girbaud
Rise and Fall of a Small Film Company
An absurdly brutal and minimalist examination of the desperate search for financial backing by two small-time filmmakers, 'Rise and Fall' is knowingly self-referential, sad, and appropriately enough, ...
Revolutionary French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard conducts a twenty-five minute interview with influential and acclaimed American director Woody Allen on the cultural radiation, the ubiquity and ...
The Book of Mary
Anne-Marie Miéville, frequent collaborator of Jean-Luc Godard, made this partner piece to Godard's own 'Je vous salue, Marie'. Marie, eleven years old, is experiencing difficult times. Her parents wil...
Soft and Hard
Jean-Luc Godard and Anne-Marie Mieville talk about their films, while doing everyday tasks around their house.
In this modern retelling of the Virgin birth, Mary is a student who plays basketball and works at her father's petrol station; Joseph is an earnest dropout who drives a cab. The angel Gabriel must sch...
Emile Chenal and his wife, Françoise, leaned on boxing manager Jim Fox Warner to cough up the considerable sum of money that he owes them, with both the police and the mob circling the situation. In t...
First Name: Carmen
The protagonist is Carmen X, a female member of a terrorist gang. She asks her uncle Jean, a washed-up film director if she can borrow his beachside house to make a film with some friends, but they ar...
Petites notes à propos du film 'Je vous salue, Marie'
Notes on the inception and making of Hail Mary.
Letter to Freddy Buache
Godard addresses an audiovisual letter to Freddy Buache. He films Lausanne and talks of what cinema is: the light, the movements and the colors.
While shooting a film, the director becomes interested in the unfolding struggle of a young factory worker that has been laid off by a boss who did not like her union activities.
Changer d'image - Lettre à la bien-aimée
1981: at the moment the left won power, French television commissioned Godard to make a film on the theme of change. Like Lettre à Freddy Buache, this film is born of the impossibility of carrying out...
Scenario du Film 'Passion'
Godard constructs a lyrical study of the cinematic and creative process by deconstructing the story of his 1982 film Passion. “I didn’t want to write the script,” he states, “I wanted to see it.” Posi...
The famous French film director Jean-Luc Godard is interviewed by British film theorist Peter Wollen and the editor of Framework Don Ranveaud. He talks of the developments in his work, the change in s...
Voyage à travers un film (sauve qui peut (la vie))
Every Man for Himself
A look at the sexual and professional lives of three people—a television director, his ex-girlfriend, and a sex worker.
Comment ça va?
A film about politics and the media, in which two workers in a newspaper plant attempt to make a film.
Here and Elsewhere
Here and Elsewhere takes its name from the contrasting footage it shows of the fedayeen and of a French family watching television at home. Originally shot by the Dziga Vertov Group as a film on Pales...
Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication
The title and subtitle of this French miniseries are “Six Times Two; Over and under the media”. The “six” refers to the fact that there are six episodes; the “two” has a double meaning.
1 P.M. (One Parallel Movie)
Lighter and livelier than the films Jean-Luc Godard had made in France, his U.S. collaboration with Direct Cinema documentarian D. A. Pennebaker was meant to be One A.M., as in “one American movie”; b...
Letter to Jane: An Investigation About a Still
The film's subject is a photograph of Jane Fonda visiting Hanoi during the Vietnam War. It asks what the position of the intellectual should be in the class struggle and points out the irony of Jane F...
Tout Va Bien
A strike at a French sausage factory contributes to the estrangement of a married filmmaker and his reporter wife.
Struggle in Italy
The film reveals how and why a supposedly revolutionary Italian girl has in fact fallen prey to bourgeois ideology.
Vladimir and Rosa
Jean-Luc Godard's and Jean-Pierre Gorin's interpretation of the Chicago Eight / Chicago Seven trial, which followed the 1968 Democratic National Convention protest activities. Judge Hoffman becomes th...
Schick After Shave
A couple argue loudly during a news broadcast about Palestine as the man shaves.
Filmed clandestinely in Czechoslovakia on 16mm. It's one of the films Godard made with the Groupe Dziga Vertov - a Marxist film about the political situation after the '68 revolution.
Jean-Luc Godard brings his firebrand political cinema to the UK, exploring the revolutionary signals in late '60s British society. Constructed as a montage of various disconnected political acts (in l...
Wind from the East
A politically oriented film in which images suggestive of a mock western are accompanied by an atttack on all cinematic conventions to date and a debate on the nature and possibility of revolutionary ...
Godard in America
Spring 1970: Godard and Gorin, on the road, visiting colleges, speaking with Andrew Sarris, and explaining, through illustrated notebooks, their newest Dziga Vertov Group project, a film on Palestine....
Short film about love included in "Love and anger" within films by Pasolini, Belocchio, Lizzani, Bertolucci andTattoli
Joy of Learning
Night after night, not long before dawn, two young adults, Patricia and Emile, meet on a sound stage to discuss learning, discourse, and the path to revolution. Scenes of Paris's student revolt, the V...
Love and Anger
Five short stories with contemporary settings. In New York, people are indifferent to derelicts sleeping on sidewalks, to a woman's assault in front of an apartment building, and to a couple injured i...
Documentary about Jean-Luc Godard filming Sympathy for the Devil with The Rolling Stones.
A Film Like Any Other
An analysis of the social upheaval of May 1968, made in the immediate wake of the workers’ and students’ protests. The picture consists of two parts, each with with identical image tracks, and differi...
Sympathy for the Devil
An exhilarating, provocative motion picture. The Rolling Stones rehearse their latest song, "Sympathy For the Devil," in a London studio. Beginning as a ballad, the track gradually acquires a pulsatin...
A series of 41 documentary shorts, directed (without credit) by several famous French filmmakers and each running between two and four minutes. Each "tract" espouses a leftist political viewpoint thro...
Film-Tract n° 1968
In the 1968 movement in Paris, Jean-Luc Godard made a 16mm, 3-minute long film, Film-tract No.1968, Le Rouge, in collaboration with French artist Gérard Fromanger. Starting with the shot identifying i...
Two American Audiences: La Chinoise - A Film in the Making
Jean-Luc Godard visits the NYU in order to discuss his latest feature "La chinoise" with graduate students on filmmaking and politics.
A small group of French students are studying Mao, trying to find out their position in the world and how to change the world to a Maoistic community using terrorism.
The Dinosaur and the Baby
An hour-long discussion between Fritz Lang and Jean-Luc Godard in which they discuss a variety of art forms, the role of the cinema, their collaboration together, and much more. (Filmed in 1964 but re...
The Oldest Profession
A collection of sketches on prostitution through the ages. 1) "The Prehistoric Era": A caveman discovers that a cavewoman is more attractive when cave paint is applied to her face. And she can earn mo...
2 or 3 Things I Know About Her
As the city of Paris and the French people grow in consumer culture, a housewife living in a high-rise apartment with her husband and two children takes to prostitution to help pay the bills.
Far from Vietnam
In seven different parts, Godard, Klein, Lelouch, Marker, Resnais and Varda show their sympathy for the North-Vietnamees army during the Vietnam-war.
A supposedly idyllic weekend trip to the countryside turns into a never-ending nightmare of traffic jams, revolution, cannibalism and murder as French bourgeois society starts to collapse under the we...
Anticipation, ou l'Amour en l'an 2000
Demetrius has just arrived on Earth from another galaxy. But the girl brought to him by the commissar, Hostess 703, is not a "physical love" girl; she's a "sentimental love" one, who only knows how to...
Made in U.S.A
Paula Nelson (Anna Karina), a female version of Humphrey Bogart's hard boiled detectives, goes to Atlantic City to meet her lover, Richard Politzer, at an unknown point in the future (maybe 1969). Onc...
With Masculin féminin, ruthless stylist and iconoclast Jean-Luc Godard introduces the world to "the children of Marx and Coca-Cola," through a gang of restless youths engaged in hopeless love affairs ...
Un metteur en ordre: Robert Bresson
A documentary, originally produced in 1966 for the French TV series "Pour le plaisir," about Robert Bresson's film "Au Hasard Balthazar," featuring interviews and discussions with Bresson, Jean-Luc Go...
An American private-eye, arrives in Alphaville, a futuristic city on another planet which is ruled by an evil scientist named Von Braun, who has outlawed love and self-expression.
Pierrot le Fou
Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run.
Six in Paris
Six vignettes set in different sections of Paris, by six directors. St. Germain des Pres (Douchet), Gare du Nord (Rouch), Rue St. Denis (Pollet), and Montparnasse et Levallois (Godard) are stories of ...
Band of Outsiders
Cinephile slackers Franz and Arthur spend their days mimicking the antiheroes of Hollywood noirs and Westerns while pursuing the lovely Odile. The misfit trio upends convention at every turn, be it th...
Paparazzi explores the relationship between Brigitte Bardot and groups of invasive photographers attempting to photograph her while she works on the set of Jean-Luc Godard's film Le Mépris (Contempt)....
La nouvelle vague par elle-même
Made for Cinéastes de notre temps series. In 1964, several French New Wave auteurs discuss the success and crisis of the wave. Featuring Claude Chabrol, François Truffaut, Jacques Rivette, Jean-Luc Go...
The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers
Five swindle stories, taking place in five international cities: Tokyo, Japan ("Fumiko's Five Benefactors" by Hiromichi Horikawa); Amsterdam, The Netherlands ("A River of Diamonds" by Roman Polanski);...
Le Parti des choses: Bardot et Godard
Le Parti des choses: Bardot et Godard is a documentary short following director Jean-Luc Godard on the set of Contempt.
The Married Woman
A superficial woman has conflict between choosing her abusive husband and her vain lover.
The Lovely Month of May
Candid interviews of ordinary people on the meaning of happiness, an often amorphous and inarticulable notion that evokes more basic and fundamentally egalitarian ideals of self-betterment, prosperity...
A philistine in the art film business, Jeremy Prokosch is a producer unhappy with the work of his director. Prokosch has hired Fritz Lang (as himself) to direct an adaptation of "The Odyssey," but whe...
Il nuovo mondo
Il nuovo mondo ("The New World") by Jean-Luc Godard is set in Paris and shows a young couple during a short period after the explosion of a nuclear bomb 120 km over Paris. The city is unaffected by it...
Le Petit Soldat
During the Algerian war for independence from France, a young Frenchman living in Geneva who belongs to a right-wing terrorist group and a young woman who belongs to a left-wing terrorist group meet a...
This consists of four short films by different directors. Rosselini's 'Chastity' deals with an attractive air hostess who receives the unwelcome attentions of a middle aged American. Godard's 'New Wor...
During a war in an imaginary country, unscrupulous soldiers recruit poor farmers with promises of an easy and happy life. Two of these farmers write to their wives of their exploits.
Vivre Sa Vie
Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution.
The Seven Deadly Sins
Seven directors each dramatize one of the seven deadly sins in a short film. In "Anger," a domestic argument over a fly in the Sunday soup escalates into nuclear war. In "Sloth," a movie ...
Cléo from 5 to 7
Agnès Varda eloquently captures Paris in the sixties with this real-time portrait of a singer set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy. A chronicle of the minutes of one woman’s l...
Jean-Luc Godard's short segment made for “Les sept péchés capitaux”.
A Story of Water
With the full-force fury of the French New Wave film movement behind them Truffaut and Godard were just beginning to feel their oats when they co-directed this small gem. With the wham, pop, bam of a ...
A Woman Is a Woman
Longing for a baby, a stripper pursues another man in order to make her boyfriend jealous.
Paris Belongs to Us
A young woman joins a theatrical troupe where she slowly believes that the director is involved with a secret group and that he is in grave danger.
The Fiancés of the Bridge Mac Donald
A subtitle warns, "beware of dark sunglasses." Anna and her lover, whose looks in bowler and bow tie are reminiscent of a young Buster Keaton, kiss chastely on a bridge overlooking the Seine. He dons ...
A young car thief kills a policeman and tries to persuade a girl to hide in Italy with him.
Charlotte and Her Boyfriend
This short features a man who is visited by his ex-lover. The moment she arrives, the man starts his constant barrage of speech; the woman doesn't say much. She just mocks the man and pretends she isn...
Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak
Two young people, Walter and Charlotte, are walking through a small village in Switzerland a snowy winter day. Walter introduces Charlotte to Clara, hoping to make Charlotte jealous. After saying good...
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