One Sings, the Other Doesn't (L'Une chante, l'autre pas) (1977) - Rotten Tomatoes

One Sings, the Other Doesn't (L'Une chante, l'autre pas) (1977)

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Agnés Varda's enchanting ode to female friendship and liberation ispart blissed-out bohemian musical, part revolutionary cri de coeur.Spanning more than a decade, it traces the ups and downs -abortion,heartbreak, marriage, motherhood - of two friends, Pauline (Mairesse)and Suzanne (Liotard). Even as their lives radically diverge, theyremain steadfastly devoted to one another while finding ways toempower other women: one as a traveling feminist folk singer, theother as a reproductive rights activist. Set against France'spro-choice struggle of which Varda herself was on the frontlines thistender and intimate epic celebrates the power of women to lift oneanother up.

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Ali Raffi
as Darius
Francis Le Maire
as Pomme's father
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Critic Reviews for One Sings, the Other Doesn't (L'Une chante, l'autre pas)

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

If "One Sings, the Other Doesn't" is something of a thesis movie, that thesis takes shape gently, with equal parts documentary grit and dreamlike evanescence.

July 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Goes on to become one of the most appealing films by a French director whose best work has always found a balance between the heart and the mind.

July 2, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

The film is a breath of fresh air for simultaneously channeling radical attitudes and evading wallowing in bitter or toxic scenarios.

May 31, 2018 | Full Review…

It's all very cute, full of pretty flowers and nice colors: a suburban matron's idea of liberation. Varda, who's been there, ought to know better.

May 25, 2010 | Full Review…

Despite its historical importance and its relevance to contemporary debate, [One Sings, the Other Doesn't] hasn't, in itself, dated well.

June 7, 2018 | Full Review…

[a] delightfully gonzo song-studded paean to sisterhood...

June 4, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

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