Leading New Wave film director Jean-Luc Godard dies aged 91

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By Brian Love PARIS (Reuters) -Film director Jean-Luc Godard, the godfather of France’s New Wave cinema who pushed cinematic boundaries and inspired iconoclastic directors decades after his 1960s heyday, died on Tuesday aged 91, his family and producers said. Godard was among the world’s most acclaimed directors, known for such classics as “Breathless” and “Contempt”, which broke with convention and helped kickstart a new way of filmmaking, with handheld camera work, jump cuts and existential dialogue. “Jean-Luc Godard died peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones,” his wife Anne-Marie Mie…

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