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Anna Karina

Godard's iconic sci-fi noir is one of cinema's truly unconventional and striking films. ... In totalitarian future city emotions are outlawed, residents are bar coded and are constantly monitored by the supercomputer known as Alpha 60 that rules the metropolis. Secret agent Lemmy Caution (Eddie ... Read more
“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 a pop art/comedy/musical written specifically for screen siren Anna Karina, featuring a ... Read more
Rainer Werner Fassbinder embraces psychological melodrama in this blackly comedic domestic pressure cooker, laden with moral conflict and hypocrisy. ... An affluent couple turns a blind eye to each other's adulterous liaisons, but find themselves confronted with their infidelities when their ... Read more
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 ... Read more
“Influenced by the films of Mizoguchi, Bresson, Preminger and Cocteau, The Nun qualifies as cinematic manna.” - Cinémathèque Ontario ... Jacques Rivette's magnum opus was initially banned within France due to its questioning of religious morality. Based on the 18th-century novel by Denis ... Read more
“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 politically engaged films, Pierrot le fou recalls the gangster cool of Breathless while ... Read more
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? For shy Valérie (Karina) it's a matter of tonight or never. ... As the performers scheme, bicker ... Read more
The vérité spirit of the nouvelle vague lives on in this musical road movie, the latest feature from writer-director-star Anna Karina. ... Karina's second directorial effort is strongly influenced by her experience performing live with French popster Philippe Katerine, who provides the soundtrack ... Read more
“It's not a musical - it's the idea of a musical.” - Jean-Luc Godard ... In stunning colour CinemaScope and featuring Karina, Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean-Claude Brialy at the peak of their popularity, A Woman Is a Woman is Godard's clever and playful tribute to the American musical and the ... Read more
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