Farewell Mr. Godard


He changed cinema. He knew how to get people talking. He mocked life, comments, ideas.

From an early age, Jean-Luc Godard knew how to stand out in what would become his art: cinema.  From criticism to directing, he made his passion his profession.

Jean-Luc Godard are born in Paris on December 3, 1930. We didn’t know it at the time, but French cinema was about to change forever!

Jean-Luc Godard

Jean-Luc Godard revolutionized cinema as few others have done in the past.  Through his work with the visual image, his analysis of society and the crossing over the various art forms, he was able to provoke emotion in the viewer and invite reflection by breaking free from cinema’s strict rules.

Gaumont is deeply sad to say goodbye to this great man with such a rich range of cinematic works. Between 1962 with The Seven Deadly Sins and 1996 with For Ever Mozart, numerous unique feature films showcased the collaboration between Gaumont and this director.

Among all these achievements, we particularly remember:

Every Man for Himself:
Denise Rimbaud abandons her husband, her job and the city to go live in the country. Paul Godard, a television producer, is afraid to leave the city and afraid of solitude following Denise’s departure. Isabelle has left her country home to come to the city and work as a sex worker. Imagination, fear and business make up, through these characters’ journey, the three parts of this movie, which will end with music.


Sauve qui peut

Keep Your Right Up:
The “Idiot”, also named the ‘Prince”, is a film-maker who is reduced to working in catering. He must therefore make a film during the day for a sponsor who doesn’t know what he wants. To get out of his predicament, the “Prince” tests various stories and gives us the drafts, the deleted footage.

Jacques Villeret, Jane Birkin, François Périer, Michel Galabru, Dominique Lavanant, Rufus, Eva Darlan and so many others... These big names were required to bring this loose adaptation of The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky to the big screen.

Soigne ta droite  

A self-portrait with a backdrop of quotations from films, comments or silence, Jean-Luc Godard recounts his memories, his environment, his privacy, his understanding of the world.

A completely unique artistic object, it is an introspective encounter that is both aesthetic and poetic.


Tout Va Bien:
This is the story of a couple in crisis living in a society in crisis, France in 1972. He is a disappointed filmmaker who has been unemployed since 1968. She is a French correspondent for an American radio station. Godard uses this love story to question society.

This film boasts an international appeal featuring Yves Montand, Jane Fonda and Vittorio Caprioli.

Tout va bien

The Oldest Profession:
From prehistory to a presumed future, several sketches depict the activity of certain women who, from time immemorial, have traded their charms and have always shown a devilish ingenuity and imagination in this area.

Le plus vieux métier du monde

This iconoclast figure from the New Wave has left us and all of French cinema is in mourning. Our thoughts are with all of Jean-Luc Godard’s relatives, farewell JLG!

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