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Une femme mariée, fragments d’un film tourné en 1964 en noir et blanc

Jean-Luc Godard France, 1964

Duncan Gray's rating of the film A Married Woman

Of all the Big Canonical directors, Godard may be the most difficult. So if someone is potentially interested but finds Contempt or Pierrot Le Fou bewildering, my advice is this: show them Une Femme Mariée, which adds to his favorite themes and modernist methods an accessible narrative and a real pathos for men and women alike. Rich and critical, with a depth of feeling that Contempt wouldn't (or couldn't) attempt.