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Vivre sa vie

Film/Video

Images courtesy of Janus Films

Vivre sa vie

New 35mm print

(Jean-Luc Godard, 1962)

Fri, Dec 12, 2008 7 PM
Sat, Dec 13, 2008 7 PM

"One of the most extraordinary, beautiful, and original works of art that I know of."—Susan Sontag

See this famed icon of the French new wave, one of Jean Luc Godard’s most deeply felt films, in a breathtaking new print from Janus Films. Anna Karina, then Godard’s wife, plays Nana Kleinfrankenheim, a young Parisienne who turns to prostitution when faced with a failed relationship, a dead-end job, and potential homelessness. Godard tells the story in a series of 12 almost Brechtian vignettes, connected by Karina's astonishing lead performance and cinematographer Raoul Coutard's gorgeous Paris streetscapes. (85 mins., 35mm)