Vivre sa vie
Vivre sa vie • 1h 23m
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard • 1962 • France
Starring Anna Karina, Sady Rebbot, André Labarthe
VIVRE SA VIE (a.k.a. MY LIFE TO LIVE) was a turning point for Jean-Luc Godard and remains one of his most dynamic films, combining brilliant visual design with a tragic character study. The lovely Anna Karina, Godard’s greatest muse, plays Nana, a young Parisian who aspires to be an actress but instead ends up a prostitute, her downward spiral depicted in a series of discrete tableaux of daydreams and dances. Featuring some of Karina and Godard’s most iconic moments, from her movie theater vigil with THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC to her seductive pool-hall strut, VIVRE SA VIE is a landmark of the French New Wave that still surprises at every turn.
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VIVRE SA VIE Commentary
This commentary features film scholar Adrian Martin and was recorded in 2001.
Jean Narboni on VIVRE SA VIE
The following interview with French film scholar Jean Narboni was conducted in 2004 by novelist and film historian Noël Simsolo.
Anna Karina, 1962
This interview with actor Anna Karina first aired on the French television program “Cinépanorama” on April 7, 1962, a few months before the release of VIVRE SA VIE.