A Woman Is a Woman
Comedy • NR • 1961 • 1 hr 23 min
Perfect introduction to someone unfamiliar with Godard, and a great movie for those already in love with his work.
A slow burn, but very poetic and visually beautiful.
one of my current favorites by Godard. the more i see of Anna Karina the more i love her
Anna Karina will be forever missed. A cheerful musical, nouvelle vague style. Somehow deep and beautiful and funny as everything Godard does
The most entertain musical movie without any characters who sing a song. A great way to portray and express the mean of musics.
Most playful film of nouvelle vague era.
Very well shot and framed, but a plodding and uneventful story leave me wanting more
Great ending. Somewhat weak view on woman. The film plays out like a long comedic farce. It’s characters though shallow at times are funny.
Musical and fun! Very unique film.
Godard at his best.
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