Godard’s third film is a thing of great beauty, a “neorealist musical” (with a score by Michel Legrand—actually, in Godard’s words, “the idea of a musical, nostalgia for the musical”—but no less magical for that) about a woman (Anna Karina) who wants to have a baby with the man she lives with (Jean-Claude Brialy) but who turns to his friend (Jean-Paul Belmondo)—will either of themselves be able to turn away from themselves and give her what she wants? A richly colored, funny, and moving film about one of Godard’s great subjects: being a couple.

  • Directed By Jean-Luc Godard
  • 1961
  • France
  • French with English subtitles
  • 35mm
  • 84 minutes