Charlotte is young and modern, not a hair out of place, superficial, cool; she reads fashion magazines – does she have the perfect bust? She lives in a Paris suburb with her son and her husband Pierre, a pilot. Her lover is Robert, an actor. Assignations with him, dinner with her husband and a client, consulting a physician: there’s tension at home. Pierre had her followed a few months before. Their marital play has an edge, Pierre slaps her and apologizes. She quizzes Robert: is he acting when he’s with her? Events may force her to choose Robert or Pierre. Close-ups fill the screen; is there more than the surface? Her eyes tear up. The horrors of war provide a distant counterpoint. —IMDb
The lynchpin of the French New Wave, Jean-Luc Godard was arguably the most influential filmmaker of the postwar era. Beginning with his groundbreaking 1959 feature debut A Bout de Souffle, Godard revolutionized the motion picture form, freeing the medium from the shackles of its long-accepted cinematic language by rewriting the rules of narrative, continuity, sound, and camera work. Later in his career, he also challenged the common means of feature production, distribution, and exhibition, all in an effort to subvert the conventions of the Hollywood formula to create a new kind of film.
Godard was born in Paris on December 3, 1930, the second of four children. After receiving his primary education in Nyon, Switzerland – during World War II, he became a naturalized Swiss citizen – he studied ethnology at the Sorbonne, but spent the vast majority of his days at the Cine-Club du Quartier Latin, where he first met fellow film fanatics Francois Truffaut and Jacques Rivette. In May… read more
Una de las películas más discursivas del primer Godard. La historia la mujer moderna, la que cuestiona su alrededor mientras ella vive dentro de sus fantasías, la sexual, la mundana e incluso el mismo amor. "Una mujer casada" tiene su núcleo en la conversación sobre las formas de asumir el pasado, el presente o futuro. Cada uno como síntoma de los complejos que asume dentro de la modernidad. Charlotte es cínica.
A smorgasbord of Godard posters on occasion of a major retrospective in New York.
I can't recall precisely where and when I first saw Jean-Luc Godard's landmark 1964 picture Une femme mariée, but I know it wasn't until well