Jean-Luc Godard is a French-Swiss film director, screenwriter, and film critic. In a career spanning over 60 years, Jean came to be known as one of the most influential figures in the world of film-making. He entered the film business as a critic and published ‘Gazette du cinéma’ in 1950. He made his first short film, ‘Operation Concrete,’ in Switzerland. He released his first feature film, ‘Breathless,’ in 1960. The film was a huge success and received both critical and commercial praise. Some of his other popular films are ‘A Woman Is a Woman’ (1961), ‘The Little Soldier’ (1963), ‘A Married Woman’(1964), (1966),‘Week-end’ (1967), ‘Germany Year 90 Nine Zero’ (1990), ‘In Praise of Love’ (2001), ‘Goodbye to Language’ (2014), and ‘The Image Book’ (2018). He has worked on several short films, political films, and period films.
Michel, a young and dangerous French criminal, kills a policeman and convinces his American lover, Patricia, to hide him in her flat without telling her why. When Patricia discovers the truth she turns him over to the police. The police end up shooting him in the street and he dies “à bout de soufflé” or breathless.
Inspired by several Hollywood films, two slackers Franz and Arthur, who are in love with the same girl, decide to plan their own heist and carry it out. However, it seems that their lack of experience may lead them to problems.
Ferdinand is an unhappily married man who is also unemployed. Frustrated with his life, he decides to leave his wife and children behind and run away with Marianne, his ex-lover, who is a weapons smuggler.
Anna is a stripper who wishes to become a mother, but her biological clock is ticking away. Since her boyfriend is reluctant to become a father, he asks his best friend to get her pregnant. When she accepts, things get complicated.
Far from Vietnam is a 1967 French documentary film directed by multiple directors. The film shows various segments, showing sympathy and support for the North Vietnamese during the Vietnam War.
Here and Elsewhere is a 1978 documentary film, which is a form of a film essay. This film explores the limitations and artificiality of cinema in attempting to portray reality.
Alphaville is a science fiction thriller film which tells the story of a US secret agent who is sent to an outer space city named Alphaville, where he needs to find a missing person, as well as help the city become free from its tyrannical ruler. He is aided in his mission by a young woman named Natacha.
This drama film revolves around a shy man and a confident man as they spend a night in Paris, trying to pick up girls.
This documentary film revolves around the production of the 1982 film ‘Passion’ by well-known French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard.
Six in Paris (originally Paris vu par) is a French anthology of six different films, made in six different locations by six different directors, i.e. Jean Douchet, Jean Rouch, Jean-Daniel Pollet, Eric Rohmer, Jean-Luc Godard and Claude Chabrol. The stories revolve around different subjects ranging from love to prostitution, each of them depicting how a small incident can be a life changer.
A Letter to Freddy Buache is a French short documentary film which has been directed by Jean-Luc Godard and addressed to film critic Freddy Buache. In this film Goddard states his refusal to make a film which he was hired to.
Created by Jean-Luc Godard and Anne-Marie Miéville, Numéro deux (Number Two in English) is a French language experimental film, depicting the economic as well sexual life of a young family living in a social housing complex in France.
This anthology film consists of seven different short films, by seven different directors. Each short film revolves around one of the deadly sins.
A young woman imitates a gesture she's seen prostitutes make to passing men. This nine-minute black and white comedy short is based on a story titled Le Signe by Guy de Maupassant.
Emile and Patricia, two young adults meet in a deserted television sound studio and through the night hours discuss various topics including cinema, learning, language, words, revolution, and others. Their discussions are set against the backdrop of images of Vietnam War, students’ revolt of Paris and also several photographs, posters and further imageries.
See You at Mao is a 1970 documentary film, which represents an analysis of production and the status of women in a capitalist society. A group of men formed by trade unionists and employers have a discussion on what measures would benefit their respective classes the most.
In French Le Vent d'est, the film begins with an executive being kidnapped by the striking worker and then goes on to delve on the history and political context of revolutionary cinema. Directed by the Groupe Dziga Vertov, of which Jean-Luc Goddard was the most important member, the work is actually an essay on class struggle.
Struggle in Italy is a drama film which tells the story of a supposedly revolutionary Italian girl, who seems to have fallen prey to bourgeois ideology.
1 PM is a documentary film shot in 1968, which gives us impressions of revolution and resistance in the United States of America.
How’s It Going is a drama film which tells the story of two workers in a newspaper plant who try to make a film.
The anthology of five short films is set against contemporary background. It shows indifference of people towards homeless suffering on road, and victims of car crash and a woman being targeted and attacked. It also depicts a man’s agony as he dies and sees a vision, while another film shows innocent youthful man robbed off his smile by the harsh war realities.
A follow-up to the French film, Tout va Bien, by directors Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin, which was originally intended to accompany the film. In this film, a single newspaper photograph of their Tout va Bien star Jane Fonda talking to the North Vietnamese people, is analyzed by the directors as they discuss the details of the photograph in a back-and-forth style.
The film comprises of different sketches created by different writers and directors from partially real facts, and set in different cities. The swindlers appear in various forms…. In Tokyo, she is a bar-hostess, while a young prostitute swindles people in Naples. A trickster in Paris cheats an ardent admirer of Eiffel Tower, whereas a journalist in Marrakech gets entangled in counterfeit money.
This drama film revolves around a group of revolutionary students and workers of a car factor who get into an argument.
The film is a collection of six sketches by six finest directors from Europe and their stories revolving around one common theme – prostitution. In the segments, the directors trace the journey of the oldest profession, elaborating on how it evolved from pre-historic age to the future. The vignettes include ‘The Pre-historic Era,’ ‘Roman Nights,’ ‘Mademoiselle Mimi,’ ‘The Gay Nineties,’ ‘Paris Today,’ and ‘Anticipation.’
This documentary film is structured as a letter written by a man to a woman named Rosa. The film is a direct criticism of revisionism as well as socialist imperialism.
This short film was written and directed by well-known filmmaker Jean Luc Godard about the construction of a dam in Switzerland.