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France, 1973 (MIFF 2009, Anna Karina)

Director: Anna Karina


Karina redefined herself as ‘auteur' with this feature, which saw her write, direct and star, as well as sing on the soundtrack.

MIFF has obtained the only surviving print - recently restored - of Living Together, Karina's courageous and melancholic directorial debut.

Michel Lancelot plays stuffy professor Alain, whose regimented routine is one of the few things holding him together. When he meets Julie (Karina) he relaxes into her more liberated, bohemian world, but soon finds himself sliding down a slippery slope into decadence.

“At that time, it was pretty difficult, because actresses didn't really do films. It was like, ‘What's wrong with her? Why would she want to do a picture?'” - Anna Karina

D/P/S Anna Karina WS SND L French w/English subtitles TD 35mm/1973

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