by Rick Mele.
But for those same reasons (that Godard made films that rejected traditional narratives and style), his work may not be as familiar to mainstream audiences as to hardcore cinephiles. With the TIFF Bell Lightbox beginning a two-part retrospective on Godard on January 23, however, now’s the perfect time to rectify that oversight. So, to help get you prepped to discover (or re-discover) Godard’s work, here’s a primer on who the French director is and why he’s such an influential figure in the film world.
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