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France has lost a "national treasure" with the death of director Jean-Luc Godard, the godfather of the "new wave" in French cinema, the country's president, Emmanuel Macron, has said.

Emmanuel Macron was born on December 21, 1977 in the city of Amiens.

He is the youngest president of, quoted by Reuters.

On Twitter, he described Godard as a phenomenon in French cinema, who created contemporary, free art.

French director Jean-Luc Godard has died

The director was one of the brightest representatives of the "new wave", which in the 60s broke away from the generally accepted canons in cinema, BTA recalls.

Godard, who had French and Swiss citizenship, was the author of over a hundred productions.

Among the most famous films of Jean-Luc Godard are "To the last breath", "A woman is a woman", "Contempt". 

Emmanuel Macron

deceased director