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Une femme est une femme (English subtitles)
Location
Main screening room
Date
December 15th, 2022
Duration
84 min
Cycle
Jean-Luc Godard, premières manières

In 1960, Jean-Luc Godard directed his first feature film and joined the nascent French New Wave, of which he would become the emblematic figure. In the following years, he shot nearly two films a year, drawing on his rich cinephilia to revolutionize cinema in his own way. Even the works that would later become his most famous and acclaimed were then received as a small earthquake, disconcerting more than one critic. From 1960 to 1965, from Breathless to Pierrot le fou, this first period will be called "the Karina years" but it is not a homogeneous whole; in fact, it already shows what will always characterize Godard: constantly reinventing himself, with as much playfullness as intelligence, refusing to freeze the cinema in any way whatsoever.

Une femme est une femme
Directed by
Jean-Luc Godard
Language
French with English subtitles
Actors
Anna Karina, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean-Claude Brialy
Origins
France, Italy
Year
1961
Duration
84 min
Genre
Comedy-drama, romance, musical
Format
Digital
Synopsis

Angela is in love with Emile and wants a child. Emile doesn't want one, but maybe Alfred, his best friend who is in love with Angela, would agree. The merry-go-round of sentimental games accelerates.

Une femme est une femme

Jean-Luc Godard

Born in Paris in 1930, Jean-Luc Godard grew up on the shores of Lake Geneva, and his first passion was painting. After the Second World War, which he spent in Switzerland, his family sent him to study in Paris, but Godard mainly attended film clubs and the Cinémathèque française. At the beginning of the 1950s, he attended the Ciné-club du Quartier Latin (Cinema club of the Latin Quarter) where he met Maurice Schérer (soon to be Eric Rohmer), François Truffaut, Claude Chabrol and Jacques Rivette, among others, with whom he took his first steps as a critic and embarked on the adventure of the Cahiers du cinéma. After directing a few short films, he moved on to feature films in the wake of François Truffaut by directing A bout de souffle in 1960, which contributed to the launch of the French New Wave. He will not stop shooting until the 2010s, constituting over the decades an exploratory work that has always pushed the boundaries of cinema.

Photo: ©Bertrand Carrière | Collections de la Cinémathèque québécoise

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