Thursday, April 10, 2014

456. Masculin-Feminin

Masculin-Feminin
Masculine Feminine
1966
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard












I have been receiving a lot of bad news lately, so I was really eager to get lost in a good movie.  Well this wasn't exactly the movie for escapism, it was still a good film and Godard continues to impress.

Paul, a romantic revolutionary, becomes infatuated (obsessed) with the girl pictured above and proceeds to pursue her (stalk her).  Maybe she doesn't like him because the best compliment he can come up with is "you have classy breasts"?  Just a theory.

Anyway, the film is interspersed with title cards that are difficult to connect to the plot along with pseudo interviews imitating the cinema verite style.

This is one of those movies that was made for a very specific time and place.  The translation to today is a little bit spotty, but it is still an interesting watch.  There was, however, plenty of dead time that I wish Godard would have eliminated.

Great songs and a decent movie.

RATING: ***--

Interesting Facts:

Meant for an audience of under 18 according to Godard.

Sorry for the somewhat short and vague review.  Busy day.