A Woman is a Woman

  • Dir: Jean-Luc Godard

  • France, 1961, 85minmins

  • Cast: Anna Karina, Jean-Paul Belmondo,Jean-Claude Brialy

Just when you‘re sure someone MUST sing: they don’t. Instead, Godard creates a deconstructed musical homage, where a stripper sings of breasts and lush music comments, interrupts or misdirects us. The triangle comes with a soupcon of Buñuel – the charming wife, jaded husband, comical best friend – and adds its own French twists. The young actors – Anna Karina, Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean-Claude Brialy – are charming and Paris lovely in Technicolor and Cinemascope. So, sit back for the Hollywood musical as you have never seen it before.

1961 Berlin International Film Festival, Silver Bear for Best Actress and Special Jury Prize


    In-theatre Screening

    • 2016-08-18 (Thu)
      2016-08-24 (Wed)


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