One of Godard’s most beloved films, based on Dolores Hitchens' novel Fools' Gold. Godard’s pitch? “Alice in Wonderland meets Franz Kafka.” But that doesn't quite account for the magical spell that the film casts, which has a lot to do with the youth and grace of its three young stars Anna Karina, Sami Frey and Claude Brasseur; with Godard's freedom of invention, which allows him to move from reverie to the antic to the unexpected celebration of sheer movement that is the now-canonical Madison scene; and, in Manny Farber's words, “the inclement charm Godard gets from drizzly weather.”