Vivre sa Vie

LECTURE & FILM: JEAN-LUC GODARD

Movie in memorial of the history of cinema.
T
he films that announced the arrival of something truly novel in the Nouvelle Vague were the feature debuts of Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard.

Vivre sa vie saw the most thorough application to the cinema of the alienation effect of Bertolt Brecht’s newly fashionable epic theatre, combining cinematic melodrama and detached social analysis to examine the career of Nana, a beautiful Parisian prostitute