The death of Franco-Swiss filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard earlier this month caused a wave of emotions in France. He is arguably the most iconic member of the French New Wave, one of the most influential movements in the history of cinema and one of the hallmarks of generations of filmmakers around the world. While French cinema has traditionally inspired and captivated filmmakers abroad, today it needs to be protected against the power of major foreign filmmaking machines such as Hollywood, as well as other platforms. online streaming platform. So what does the state do to protect French cinema? We take a closer look in this edition of the French connection.