The New Film About Jean-Luc Godard That You Need to See

By Douglas Greenwood

“Mozart died at 35. He had the right idea,” Jean-Luc Godard says in Le Redoutable, a new biopic about his life. Almost 60 years on, it’s safe to say that the French director has given his life to cinema; he’s now approaching 90, and the renowned pioneer of nouvelle vague continues to challenge the way critics and his contemporaries see the medium.

Ever since his bourgeois beginnings in Paris’ affluent 7th arrondissement Godard’s life…

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