Jean Luc Godard

JeanLuc Godard is a FrenchSwiss film director, screenwriter and film critic. He is often identified with the 1960s French film movement La Nouvelle Vague, or New Wave.

JeanLuc Godard was born onDecember 1930 in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, the son of Odile and Paul Godard, a Swiss physician. His wealthy parents came from Protestant families of FrancoSwiss descent, and his mother was the daughter of Julien Monod, a founder of the Banque Paribas. She was the greatgranddaughter of theologian Adolphe Monod. Relatives on his mothers side include also composer JacquesLouis Monod, naturalist Thodore Monod and pastor Frdric Monod. Four years after JeanLucs birth, his father moved the family to Switzerland. At the outbreak of the Second World War, Godard was in France and returned to Switzerland with difficulty. He spent most of the war in Switzerland, although his family made clandestine trips to his grandfathers estate on the French side of Lake Geneva. Godard attended school in Nyon, Switzerland.

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