Tributes poured in from world leaders, fellow filmmakers, artists and film lovers shortly after French New Wave icon Jean-Luc Godard passed away on Tuesday (September 13). started, Variety reports.
French President Emmanuel Macron was the first to break the block, calling Godard “the most iconoclastic of the New Wave filmmakers who invented an art that is resolutely contemporary and very liberal. We It is losing the appearance of a national treasure, a genius.”
Godard was also celebrated by ‘Last Night in Soho’ writer-director Edgar Wright, who on social media said Godard was ‘one of the most influential and icon-busting filmmakers’. Wright added, “Probably no other director has inspired so many people to pick up a camera and start filming.”
Actor, comedian, director and screenwriter Stephen Fry said he watched Godard’s debut Breathless “over and over again” two weeks ago and found it as charming as ever.
“It still pops off the screen like some movies,” Frye tweeted. How many other directors were there?”
Oscar-winning Mexican director and writer Guillermo del Toro paid tribute to Godard on social media, continuing to retweet the tributes from others. Since Breathless (1960), he has never stopped rethinking his art. All his films question the creation and impact of images.
The British Film Institute (BFI) called Godard a “movie titan who broke the rulebook”. A statement it issued read:
BFI CEO Ben Roberts said in a statement issued to Variety: His work resonates with generations of moviegoers around the world. ”
The Cannes Film Festival released a retrospective of his career highlights on Twitter. “Since his first appearance at the festival in 1962 with Cléo de 5 a Seven, 21 films by Jean-Luc Godard have been screened at Cannes.
Chief of Progress, Cameron Bailey Toronto International Film Festivaltweeted: “Jean-Luc Godard may have downplayed his posthumous praise, but here he is. His astounding body of work over 70 years has made him a rare and true figure in cinema.” It showed a genius. It was playful and punishing. It challenged all viewers and rewarded the nagging.”
“Most of all, Godard was ruthless in his pursuit of what (and how) image meant. You will benefit from him.”
Godard’s obituary was first reported by French newspaper Liberation on Tuesday morning and was later confirmed by the writer’s family in the following statement: Surrounded by those close to him in his house, he will be incinerated.
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