Vivre sa vie

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard

Twelve Brechtian episodes record the life and death of a prostitute in near documentary style. But Godard’s love of the cinema and his leading lady (his wife) bring an extra dimension, with flashes of B-Film gangster and a fascination with Karina’s beauty. This classic of the Nouvelle Vague is one of Godard’s finest, and even more stunning in a luminous new 35mm monochrome print.+*** Thu 21 Nov, 6.05pm: Introduction***Dr Isabelle Vanderschelden from the Manchester Metropolitan University will introduce a screening of VIVRE SA VIE, discussing the film in relation to the French New Wave and its legacy.

85 minutes

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