The French New Wave: how Jean-Luc Godard pioneered a revolution in cinema

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Our first part in a series looking back on the French New Wave and Jean-Luc Godard’s influence on cinema. Once in a while there is a paradigmatic shift in the way people understand an art form. In film, the French New Wave was one of those times. And at the heart of the artistic movement was Jean-Luc Godard. Godard, who died aged 91 by assisted suicide this week, was one of the last surviving members of the era. Alongside François Truffaut, Alain Resnais, Éric Rohmer, Agnès Varda and many others, Godard paved a new approach to the medium. His death signals the passing of an epoch. But what exa…

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