It's My Life
in French with English subtitles
France | 1962 | b&w | dir. Jean-Luc Godard, with Anna Karina, Sady Rebbot
Faced with a failed relationship and a dead-end job, Nana leaves her family behind to pursue an acting career, but instead slips into a life of prostitution on the streets of Paris. Told in twelve Brechtian tableaux and filmed in an austere, documentary-like style, Vivre sa vie is one of Godard’s most beautifully designed and deeply felt films, anchored by Karina’s astonishing lead performance and Raoul Coutard’s breathtaking cinematography of street-level Paris.
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