Jean-Luc Godard is the embodiment of French art house cinema. He is its quintessence. With the release of Breathless in 1960, Godard established himself overnight as a rebellious director and symbol for the progressive and anti-war youth.
Sixty-two years and 140 films later, he is a public figure taught in school as much as a man shrouded in mystery. He is the cult filmmaker, the leader of the French New Wave, the political agitator, the revolutionary misanthrope, the film theorist and finally, the hermit of the Swiss mountains.
This film is an opportunity for us to look back at his career, his favourite subjects, and try to capture the essence of the revered director.