My Life to Live (It's My Life) (Vivre sa vie: Film en douze tableaux) Reviews

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November 17, 2011
November 13, 2008
Godard frames and edits his shots, moves the camera, uses music, and deploys his actors in ways that still seem radical -- even as several generations of directors since have cribbed and stolen from him.
August 11, 2008
Godard mixes titles, unusual use of sound, and long scenes of dialog. He is brilliantly served by his wife, Anna Karina, in this film. Karina gives the girl a ring of truth and depth.
May 27, 2008
Star Anna Karina was in the brutal early rounds of marriage to her director, who was never more doting and egghead-condescending than in this showpiece.
October 24, 2007
This 1962 film isn't the most stimulating of Godard's early work, but it does show him beginning to pull away from traditional cutting patterns and sequence arrangement.
January 26, 2006
Twelve Brechtian tableaux chronicle the life and death of a whore, starting out as a documentary on prostitution, ending as a Monogram B movie.
June 18, 2019
A film of extraordinary purity.
February 16, 2018
"My Life to Live" has just as much social currency today as the day it was released if its gangster trope ending lets Godard off the hook all too easy.
July 12, 2015
At once severe and incandescent, rigorously distanced yet close enough to touch the lenses
July 12, 2011
To Live Her Life is, to this very early point in his career, Godard's crowning achievement.
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