Cinema’s perpetual provocateur has been inciting audiences for over half a century. From his early shorts to his most recent feature, we chart the advances of film's most enduring revolutionary.
Here you’ll find examples from the many milestones of his career, from the daring insouciance of Breathless to the discursive complexity of his 2 x 50 Years of French Cinema, and the playful poetry of his 2014 critical comeback, Goodbye to Language.
Drama1963103 minsDirector: Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Luc Godard conducts an autopsy of love and the creative process, as a boorish film producer dismantles a seemingly strong marriage.
Documentary196951 minsDirector: Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Luc Godard brings his firebrand political cinema to the UK, exploring the revolutionary signals in late '60s British society, in this experimental documentary.
Vivre sa vie
Drama196283 minsDirector: Jean-Luc Godard
Anna Karina shines in Jean-Luc Godard’s critically acclaimed account of a Parisian woman's slow descent into prostitution.
Animation & Artists Moving Image201097 minsDirector: Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Luc Godard’s acerbic and disorienting essay on the decline of Western civilisation, shot aboard the famously grounded cruise ship, the Costa Concordia.
Une Histoire d'eau
Drama195812 minsDirector: Jean-Luc Godard
Truffaut’s romantic fable is reworked by Jean-Luc Godard in this early short by two giants of the French New Wave.
Breathless / À bout de souffle
Film noir196090 minsDirector: Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Luc Godard’s extraordinary debut feature, an insouciant and iconoclastic crime film that paved the way for the French New Wave.
A Century of French Cinema
Documentary199550 minsDirector: Anne-Marie Miéville
Six regions, six films appraised for cultural and historical meaning. Produced by Jean-Luc Godard.
Two in the Wave
200992 minsDirector: Emmanuel Laurent
Jean Luc-Godard and Francois Truffaut: the story of a friendship, a break-up and the birth of a new cinematic movement that would sweep the world.
Charlotte et Véronique, ou Tous les garçons s’appellent Patrick
Drama195720 minsDirector: Jean-Luc Godard
Godard sowed the seeds for the French New Wave with this early short, scripted by Eric Rohmer.
Struggle in Italy
Drama196960 minsDirector: Jean-Luc Godard
Godard's case study of an Italian girl's inner struggle to reconcile her revolutionary intent with her ingrained bourgeois tendencies.
Wind from the East
Drama196993 minsDirector: Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin's radical film deconstructs both a factory strike and the Hollywood western - simultaneously.
Vladimir and Rosa
197096 minsDirector: Jean-Luc Godard
Godard recreates the trial of the Chicago Eight (charged with protesting the 1968 Democratic Party convention) in typically playful, anarchic and confrontational style.
A Film Like Any Other
Documentary1968107 minsDirector: Jean-Luc Godard
The first film in Jean-Luc Godard's 'radical' period finds the director rejecting established notions of narrative and authorship to present a dialectic response to the events of May '68.