A Woman Is a Woman

  • Greek Title Η γυναίκα είναι γυναίκα (Η κυρία θέλει έρωτα)
  • English Title A Woman Is a Woman
  • Original Title Une femme est une femme
  • Year: 1961
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Country: France, Italy
  • Duration: 85'
  • Director / Scriptwriter: Jean-Luc Godard
  • Cinematography: Raoul Coutard
  • Editing: Agnès Guillemot, Lila Herman
  • Music / Score: Michel Legrand
  • Sound: Guy Villette
  • Cast: Jean-Claude Brialy, Anna Karina, Jean-Paul Belmondo
  • Production: Rome Paris Films
  • Co-production: Euro International Film (EIA)
  • Awards: Silver Berlin Bear - Berlin International Film Festival
  • Distinctions: Golden Berlin Bear (Nominee) - Berlin International Film Festival, Top 10 Film Award (Nominee) - Cahiers du Cinéma
  • Color: Color
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: French
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
  • Format: 35mm
  • Subtitles: Greek
  • Print Source: Tamasa - StudioCanal

A stripper longs to become a mother, but as her partner refuses to grant her wish, she turns to his best friend "for help".This complicated dramatic situation which is interwoven with two basic themes of Godard (the romantic couple and prostitution, for the first time in his oeuvre) gives birth to a "neo-realist musical" influenced by Brecht, Jacques Demy and Hollywood. As Anna Karina puts it with mischievous wit in the end "I don't know if it is a comedy or a tragedy, but it certainly is a masterpiece".

-Nikos Savvatis

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