Masculine Feminine(MASCULIN FÉMININ)

  • Dir: Jean-Luc Godard

  • France/Sweden, 1966, French, 105mins, DCP

  • Cast: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Chantal Goya, Marlène Jobert

Godard presents fifteen ‘precise facts’ about the ‘The Children of Marx and CocaCola.’ Through the relationship between pollster Paul and ye-ye singer Madeleine, Masculine Feminine provides us with an episodic portrait of Parisian youth of the 1960s. It evokes the milieu of its characters in part through its quotations of both pop and high culture, referencing LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka), Bob Dylan, Bergman, and Mozart, even as it cites advertising slogans and includes an interview with a beauty pageant contestant. The Vietnam War remains a constant in the background, while changing sexual mores owing to new forms of contraception form part of the film's vision of Sixties youth.


Berlin International Film Festival: Best Actor


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