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Masculin féminin

Jean-Luc Godard

 
Masculin féminin (Criterion DVD)

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  • France
  • 1966
  • 110 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • French
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  • Spine #308

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.

Cast

PaulJean-Pierre Léaud
MadeleineChantal Goya
ElisabethMarlène Jobert
RobertMichel Debord
Catherine-Isabelle Catherine-Isabelle Duport
HerselfBrigitte Bardot
Bardot's directorAntoine Bourseiller
Woman with American officerFrançoise Hardy
Man in the movieBirger Malmsten
Woman in the movieEva-Britt Strandberg
Miss 19Elsa Leroy
Record producerMickey Baker
Man in the metroMed Hondo

Credits

DirectorJean-Luc Godard
ScreenplayJean-Luc Godard
Based on "La Femme de Paul" and "Le signe" byGuy de Maupassant
ProducerAnatole Dauman
CinematographyWilly Kurant
EditingAgnès Guillemot
SongsJean-Jacques Debout

Disc Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by cinematographer Willy Kurant
  • Archival 1966 interview with actress Chantal Goya
  • New video interviews with Goya, Kurant, and Jean-Luc Godard collaborator Jean-Pierre Gorin, conducted in 2005
  • Video discussion of the film between French film scholars Freddy Buache and Dominique Païni
  • Swedish television footage of Godard directing the “film within the film” scene
  • Trailers for the original theatrical release and the 2005 rerelease
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Plus: a 16-page booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Adrian Martin and a reprint of a report from the set by French journalist Phillippe Labro

    New cover by F. Ron Miller

Film Essays

Masculin féminin: The Young Man for All Times

By Adrian Martin September 19, 2005

When I was a teenage cinephile, in the mid-seventies, Masculin féminin was enormously significant to me. It repre-sented France’s nouvelle vague of the 1960s, with its youthful, anarchic spirit . . . Read more »

Film Essays

Masculin féminin: The Young Man for All Times

By Adrian Martin September 19, 2005

When I was a teenage cinephile, in the mid-seventies, Masculin féminin was enormously significant to me. It repre-sented France’s nouvelle vague of the 1960s, with its youthful, anarchic spirit . . . Read more »