French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted a tribute to the director, writing the country has lost a “national treasure.”
“It was like an apparition in French cinema,” Macron tweeted. “Then he became one of its masters. Jean-Luc Godard, the most iconoclastic of New Wave directors, had invented a resolutely modern, intensely free art. We lose a national treasure, a genius outlook.”
French newspaper Liberation was the first to report Godard’s death.
This is a developing story. More to follow.