Jean-Luc Godard Wiki & Biography
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Jean-Luc Godard, the French – Swiss film director is considered a pioneer of the French New Wave film movement during the 1960s. The legendary 87-year-old filmmaker was honoured with a special first-time award – the ‘Palme d’Or Speciale’ at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, for ‘defining and refining cinematic excellence’ in his illustrious career.
Jean-Luc Godard was conspicuous with his absence at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival to receive the ‘Palme d’Or Speciale’. Fabrice Aragno, the Cinematographer received the award on behalf of director Jean-Luc Godard, for his film ‘Le Livre d’Image’ / ‘The Image Book’.
Jean-Luc Godard’s ‘Le Livre d’Image’ is a film essay collage. Cate Blanchett, Cannes Jury President stated, “The 87-year-old had constantly redefined cinema during his career and ‘The Image Book’ almost sat apart from the other films, almost outside time and space.” Godard, a media-shy director was conspicuous of his absence at the Cannes 2018. However, he conducted a press conference via FaceTime.