almost 3 years
Absolutely delightful play on musical romantic comedies. I could watch it again and again.
over 5 years
my first godard film and one I can watch and rewatch. Anna Karina is such a delight
over 6 years
Say what you want about Godard, but his love of film is clear.
A Woman Is a Woman (French: Une Femme est une femme) is a 1961 French film directed by Jean-Luc Godard, featuring Anna Karina, Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean-Claude Brialy. It is a tribute to American musical comedy and associated with the French New Wave.
The film centers on the relationship of exotic dancer Angéla (Karina) and her lover Émile (Brialy). Rather than ever having a proper discussion, Angéla and Émile prefer to trivialise serious matters, for example, arguing using book titles, and argue about trivialities, such as Angela's pronunciation of the letter "r". Angéla wants to have a child, but Émile does not. Complicating matters is Émile's best friend Alfred (Belmondo), who constantly insists that he is in love with her.