Jean-Luc Godard to announce shock retirement?

Godard created a stir on Friday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Godard fans. Speculation had been rife that the French director best known for Contempt or Breathless, is about to announce his retirement from all public activities, at age 89, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 15/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a director isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a director-screenwriter just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.

#ThankYouJean-Luc

For a little while on Friday evening, #ThankYouJean-Luc was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“Jean-Luc Godard was unlike any other director we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouJean-Luc”
— @universalObserver, 14 Aug 2020
“Godard wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 14 Aug 2020

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