Man Commits Suicide At Age 91
Film Director commits suicide at age 91 Jean-Luc Godard, the iconic French film director, died by assisted suicide at the age of 91. Jean-Luc Godard, the French-Swiss director whose films defied convention and introduced the radical New Wave film movement of the 1960s, died on September 13. According to his family, Godard died “peacefully” at his home in Rolle, Switzerland. They further stated: “There will be no official [funeral] ceremony. He has been cremated.” According to Godard’s legal counsel Patrick Jeanneret, the filmmaker employed assisted suicide, which was medically and legally authorized in his situation. Godard had “many debilitating pathologies,” according to Jeanneret, and “he decided in complete clarity to depart.” Godard’s film bout de souffle (Breathless) launched a string of critically praised films that impacted directors ranging from Martin Scorsese to Quentin Tarantino. On Tuesday, French President Emmanuel Macron took to Twitter to express his condolences for the loss of the cinema star. Godard, he observed, “has the vision of a genius.” “In French cinema, he was like a ghost. He eventually mastered it “he stated “Jean-Luc Godard, the most outspoken of the New Wave filmmakers, created a genuinely modern, highly free art form. We have lost a national treasure, a man with a genius’s vision.” Godard directed almost 100 films, including Une Femme Mariée (1964), Pierrot le fou (1965), Masculin Féminin (1966), and Week-end (1967). (1967).