Jean-Luc Godard is one of the central filmmakers of the French New Wave movement of the 1960s. Like his contemporaries François Truffaut and Eric Rohmer, he reworked the conventions of Hollywood movies and brought new energy and irreverence to film. His approach in film conventions, politics and philosophies made him arguably the most influential director of the French New Wave. Along with showing knowledge of film history through homages and references, for instance in his first feature film Breathless (1959), several of his films expressed his political views, as in La Chinoise (1967). Godard was an avid reader of existential and Marxist philosophy, which is depicted in Michel Hazanavicius's Redoubtable.