Upon learning of the sad news that Franco-Swiss director Jean Luc Godard passed away on Tuesday, we thought it fitting to revisit Koganda’s excellent visual essay, Godard In Fragments.
At 91 years of age, Godard’s innovative and thought-provoking approach to cinema across six decades, forever changed the medium itself and continues to inspire and influence future generations alike. His voice even features at the beginning of our Volume V teaser.
Arguably his most successful spell was during the 1960s where he played an integral role in La Nouvelle Vague – The French New Wave, alongside fellow Cahiers du Cinema associates François Truffaut, Claude Chabrol and Eric Rohmer.
If you’re unfamiliar with Godard’s work then we highly recommend his first 12 features, from À bout de souffle (1960) to Week End (1967). Notable standouts are Pierrot Le Fou (1965), Bande à part (1964), Vivre Sa Vie (1962) and Le Mépris (1963), the latter which is the subject of MUBI’s Coming Apart essay below.