A Woman Is a Woman (Une femme est une femme) (1964)
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Director Jean-Luc Godard's deceptively blithe tribute to the musical comedy features Anna Karina as an exotic dancer who decides that it is time for her to have a child. When her lover refuses to commit to the decision, she turns her romantic attentions to his best friend. This being a Godard film, the straightforward story serves as a framework for improvisation and stylistic experimentation, allowing for odd interludes and unexpected images. Rather than the sometimes alienating, dense
Sep 18, 1964 Wide
Jun 22, 2004
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A charming document of the great filmmaker's fanciful yet serious dreams for cinema.
A Woman Is a Woman may not have the urgency or the contradictions that made early Godard an icon, but in its new incarnation, it takes us back to a time when he could still provide the makings of a good argument.
The most playful film to come out of the French New Wave, it's also the last time Jean-Luc Godard appeared to have any fun.
Une Femme Est une Femme moves us now because it's so playful and the players are so young.
In it's (own very funny) way, the inverting bricolage syntax of A Woman is a Woman is as challenging to comprehend as the allusive consciousness stream of an Eliot poem
it is best known as Godard’s ‘tribute to Hollywood musicals,’ because of some offhand references to such films and his sporadic application of music. It is a playful treat, though it has endured because of the strength of the plot and n
Godard remains stubbornly experimental, as in the defiant use of set, the chopped-up bits of Legrand's score looming up throughout; still it somehow charms.
You can sing and dance your way through life, but you'll have to do it naked, with men leering at you.
If Jacques Demy had been a sufferer of adult ADHD, he might have made a film very much like Jean-Luc Godard's A Woman is a Woman.
One of Godard's more approachable and enjoyable films, a black-comic tribute to musical romance
A vibrant cinematic romp full of spry, meet-cute banter and teeming with New Wave in-jokes, Godard's 1961 film holds up because it seems far less concerned with the plot proper than the rhythm and spring of its intimate staging.
There's more vitality, more reckless love of the cinema, in any one scene than in a dozen current films.
Full of memorable images and odd flourishes, there's a whole network of gags and cunning cross references and Godard lets the characters move at their own pace, making for a film that's more relaxed and playful than his later work.
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