Jean-Pierre Léaud plays a wayward young man named Paul in this portrait of politically-minded, musically-obsessed Parisian youths (or “the children of Marx and Coca-Cola,” as the director described them).
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¿Qué significa ser joven y libre? Godard presenta a los jóvenes de París en los 60's y es inevitable buscar las similitudes con nuestro entorno. Con una estructura lúdica donde brinca de la historia a la crítica y de regreso. Una de las películas más encantadoras de Godard.
It speaks to the boiling down of media & information to define ourselves as individuals. The act of polling becomes a dry method of understanding our behavior, the same way the films we see often fail to reflect our real lives. But here, Godard shows us the human side; Men, forever hunting for the answers, and women, withholding them, as if they know already. Condemning apathy and romanticizing a philosophical quest
I sure do love Jean-Pierre Léaud's eyebrows in this film . . . Anyway, Godard's women are as superficial as ever in this film, but I liked it overall (meh) and I thought it had some interesting ideas behind all its artsy-fartsy fluff.
If Masculin Feminin does have anything to say, it is certainly not with political messages. Rather it presents the cacophony of fleeting feelings, ill-thought out ideas and ever-changing ideals that are present in the minds of all teenagers. This film has no political messages, only political characters.
One of Godard's most inventive experiments. I love its energy and structure, the way it ricochets around as the characters fumble through a stylish, chaotic decade. The chief problem is Godard's near-total lack of charity: all that's missing for this to be a masterpiece is a warmth or at least a greater understanding for the young people he'd rather parade as shallow. And I still wish he trusted women more.