A WOMAN IS A WOMAN
Wednesday, May 11
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
Starring Anna Karina, Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean-Claude Brialy
(1961) Anna Karina, an afternoon stripper in the crummy Zodiac Club, yearns for motherhood, but live-in boyfriend Jean-Claude Brialy “isn’t ready yet,” while hanger-on Jean-Paul Belmondo is more than happy to oblige. Godard’s first in color and Scope, and his nearest approximation of a musical, with cinematic in-jokes and anarchic humor galore. Winner of Berlin Silver Bear for its “originality, youth, audacity and impertinence,” with Karina named Best Actress. 35mm. Approx. 84 mins.
“If Karina, Brialy, Belmondo, the voice of Charles Aznavour and a thrilling glimpse of toplessness in a sleazy strip joint don’t turn you on, then tant pis! for you.”
– Andrew Sarris