Jean-Luc Godard: The '60s Collection

  |  Buy to Own: 26/03/2007
  |  272 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
Jean-Luc Godard: The '60s Collection Film Poster


Three films from the 1960s directed by French New Wave pioneer Jean-Luc Godard. In 'Vivre Sa Vie' (1962), provincial shop assistant Nana (Anna Karina, Godard's then-wife) decides after separating from her husband that she wants to become an actress. However, while watching the silent film classic 'The Passion of Joan Arc', all Nana's ambition seeps away, and she ends up working the streets of Paris as a prostitute. 'Masculin Féminin' (1966), Godard's seventh feature, is a study of mid-1960s French youth. Paul (Jean-Pierre Léaud) is a young man fresh from military service who falls for aspiring pop star Madeleine (Chantal Goya), who gets him a job on the magazine where she works. But he soon becomes more interested in his left-wing activities and his relationship with his two female flatmates (Marlene Jobert and Catherine-Isabelle Duport) than he is in Madeleine. Watch out for a brief appearance by Brigitte Bardot. 'Two or Three Things I Know About Her...' (1966) is a sociological study of Paris and prostitution, focusing particularly on the life of housewife Juliette (Marina Vlady). By going on the game one day a week in order to buy some of life's little luxuries, Juliette hopes to eventually escape the grimness of high-rise suburbia.