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This film explores a Parisian woman's descent into prostitution. The movie is comprised of a series of 12 "tableaux"-- scenes which are basically unconnected episodes, each presented with a worded introduction. Written by
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Jean-Luc Godard's ninth film "Vivre Sa Vie" ("My Life To Live") is also one of his most acclaimed and well known, because it's one of his movies that not only shows a great deal of maturity, but also of all the Godard-ness that not all of his films have as much. The full title of the movie is "Vivre Sa Vie: Film En Douze Tableaux", starring Godard's wife of the time, Danish-born singer Anna Karina.
The movie is split in twelve different chapters of the life seen on screen of a 22 year old woman, Nana, who ends up prostituting herself in desperate need for money. She works also in a record shop, has just ended her marriage, and has the aspiration of becoming a movie star. These twelve chapters are brief short films that have a certain independence from all the others, with a brief written summary on screen indicating the characters, the setting, and a general idea of the event to follow that starts each one. Godard for each segment finds new artistic inventions, from shooting as it were a cinema-verite' documentary, to assembling a highly stylized piece of work, full of heavy lighting. Despite this, there is of course a narrative flow from episode to episode, moreover there is a reoccurring theme in all of them: the failure of the protagonist in pursuing happiness and freedom. Again, independence becomes a key descriptor.
Anna Karina's beauty and fragility, Godard's artistic versatility, cleverly audacious script, and editing chops make "My Life To Live" a sincere and primordial meditation on the life-changing responsibilities that weigh on every person. In the background of the story, a typical 60's portrayal of Paris, full of coffee shops, new pop music, pinball machines, and American culture.
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