According to the news website Swissinfo, Godard died on Thursday; however, the report hasn’t been confirmed by representatives of the director. French Ministry of Culture confirms now the death of film director Jean-Luc Godard. An official announcement will be released soon. – Tommasso Debenedetti (@DebenedettiCH) 6 декабря 2018 г. Jean-Luc Godard was born in 1930 in Paris. In the early 1950s, he joined a group of young film critics at the cinema clubs that started the New Wave.