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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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Canada, 2008
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France, 1961
Rarely screened, Tonight or Never features Anna Karina in her first major non-Godard role. ... The plans for a theatre production are tested when the lead actress falls ill - who will play the role? … More »


France, 1965
“I saw Pierrot le fou by chance… I decided to make movies the same night.” - filmmaker Chantal Akerman. ... Marking a transition between Jean-Luc Godard's earlier works and his later more … More »


France, 1967
“An ultra chic (and ultra rare) imported treasure buried deep in the foreign recess of 1960s pop culture.” - Stylus Magazine ... The first colour broadcast to appear on French television, Anna is… More »

In Conversation with Anna Karina

David Stratton (of ABC's At the Movies) talks candidly with Anna Karina about her experiences as a young actress in the thick of the nouvelle vague movement, what it was like to work with directors l… More »

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