Jean-Luc Godard & Anna Karina

Jean-Luc Godard & Anna Karina

3 Episodes

Creative Marriages

Has any other couple exerted as potent an influence on the course of movie history as Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina? Before, during, and after their tumultuous marriage, this director and actor interwove their personal lives and their art in seven films that changed the face of cinema. In BAND OF OUTSIDERS, Karina’s portrait of a soulful innocent enabled Godard to transform a juvenile-delinquent crime novel into a pulp JULES AND JIM. And in PIERROT LE FOU, her embodiment of a freedom-loving hedonist and homicidal femme fatale anchored Godard’s pop-art hybrid of film noir, road comedy, guerrilla theater, and social-political farce. Karina wasn’t just the image, but also the inspiration and spirit of the most poetic and accessible movies Godard ever made.

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Jean-Luc Godard & Anna Karina
  • Creative Marriages: Godard & Karina

    Episode 1

    Critic Michael Sragow explores the creative and personal relationship between two indispensable artists whose legacies are forever entwined.

  • Band of Outsiders

    Episode 2

    Directed by Jean-Luc Godard • 1964 • France
    Starring Anna Karina, Sami Frey, Claude Brasseur

    Four years after BREATHLESS, Jean-Luc Godard reimagined the gangster film even more radically with BAND OF OUTSIDERS. In it, two restless young men (Sami Frey and Claude Brasseur) enlist the object of bo...

  • Pierrot le fou

    Episode 3

    Directed by Jean-Luc Godard • 1965 • France
    Starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina, Graziella Galvani

    Dissatisfied in marriage and life, Ferdinand (Jean-Paul Belmondo) takes to the road with the babysitter, his ex-lover Marianne Renoir (Anna Karina), and leaves the bourgeois world behind. Yet ...