Jean-Luc Godard to announce shock retirement?

Godard created a stir on Sunday 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 91, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 17/01/2022 : 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.


For a little while on Sunday 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, 16 Jan 2022
“Godard wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 16 Jan 2022

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