2 items from 2010
Release Date: Available Now Director: Jean-Luc Godard Writers: Marcel Sacotte, Godard Cinematographer: Raoul Coutard Starring: Anna Karina, Sady Rebbot Studio/Run Time: Criterion Collection, 83 min. Early outing from New Wave auteur reveals great depths “I. is someone else,” confesses Nana (Anna Karina) during a police inquiry, echoing the century-old sentiment of French poet Arthur Rimbaud. In the next scene, she transforms from a meek record store clerk with suffocating debt and a child that she (and the audience) never sees, to a prostitute with a new set of problems. The 1961 film is classic Godard in its exploration of »
Vivre sa vie Directed by: Jean Luc Godard Written by: Jean Luc Godard Starring: Anna Karina, Sady Rebbot, Andre Labarthe While I'm in no way an expert on the cinema of Jean-Luc Godard, the limited exposure I've had to his films -- Contempt, Breathless, Band of Outsiders, Sympathy for the Devil, and now Vivre as vie -- seems to suggest that his work thrives in an analytical environment, where pointing out all of the stylistic flourishes is part of the 'fun'. As a storyteller, he's sometimes quite cold and his characters are often callous, but Vivre sa vie takes a lighter -- and occasionally fun -- direction, offering an interesting perspective (the back of people's heads) on a story of a girl figuring it all out (life and money) in 1962 Paris. The film follows Nana (played by Godard's muse/lover, Anna Karina) who's story is a familiar one; an aspiring »
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2 items from 2010
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