Masculin féminin

Masculin féminin

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard • 1966 • France

With Masculin féminin, ruthless stylist and iconoclast Jean-Luc Godard introduces the world to "the children of Marx and Coca-Cola," through a gang of restless youths engaged in hopeless love affairs with music, revolution, and each other. French new wave icon Jean-Pierre Leaud stars as Paul, an idealistic would-be intellectual struggling to forge a relationship with the adorable pop star Madeleine (real-life yé-yé girl Chantal Goya). Through their tempestuous affair, Godard fashions a candid and wildly funny free-form examination of youth culture in throbbing 1960s Paris, mixing satire and tragedy as only Godard can.

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Masculin féminin
  • Masculin féminin

    Directed by Jean-Luc Godard • 1966 • France

    With Masculin féminin, ruthless stylist and iconoclast Jean-Luc Godard introduces the world to "the children of Marx and Coca-Cola," through a gang of restless youths engaged in hopeless love affairs with music, revolution, and each other. French new w...

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  • “Au-dela de l’écran”: Chantal Goya, 1966

    MASCULIN FÉMININ star Chantal Goya was a leading member of the Ye-Ye generation, had a song on the charts in Japan, and strung together a series of hits in the sixties. In this 1966 interview, filmed for the television show “Au-dela de l’écran” and conducted at her home, outside of Paris, Goya ta...

  • Chantal Goya on MASCULIN FÉMININ

    The following interview with Chantal Goya was recorded in Paris, in May 2005. In it, she looks back on her career as a singer and on the experience of working with Jean-Luc Godard on MASCULIN FÉMININ.

  • Willy Kurant on MASCULIN FÉMININ

    A cinematographer for more than forty years, Willy Kurant has shot film for some of the best directors in cinema. From Jean-Luc Godard, on MASCULIN FÉMININ, to Orson Welles, on IMMORTAL STORY (1968), to Agnes Varda, on LES CRÉATURES (1969). The Criterion Collection interviewed Kurant in Paris, in...

  • Jean-Pierre Gorin on MASCULIN FÉMININ

    Jean-Pierre Gorin and Jean-Luc Godard made seven films together as the Dziga-Vertov Group, including 1972’s TOUT VA BIEN. In this interview, Gorin discusses Godard's deepening narrative, historical, and cultural experimentation in MASCULIN FÉMININ. The Criterion Collection interviewed Gorin in Ne...

  • Freddy Buache and Dominique Païni

    In this 2004 conversation, film scholars Freddy Buache and Dominique Païni discuss the impact and insight of MASCULIN FÉMININ, Jean-Luc Godard’s playfully subversive film. Buache, founder of the Cinémathèque suisse, was the “recipient” of Godard’s 1981 short film LETTRE À FREDDY BUACHE. Païni was...

  • Jean-Luc Godard on Swedish Television

    MASCULIN FÉMININ was a coproduction of director Jean-Luc Godard’s Anouchka Films and the Swedish firm Sandrews Films. The “film within the film,” said by many to be a parody of Ingmar Bergman’s THE SILENCE (1963), was shot by Godard in Sweden. In this archival footage, a Swedish television crew v...

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