Anna Karina Goes West

Alert all French New Wave–loving Californians: Anna Karina is coming to Los Angeles! The annual L.A. festival of new French cinema, City of Lights, City of Angels, going on now through April 25, is showing a new digital restoration of Godard’s Pierrot le fou on Friday, and star Karina will be in attendance. In preparation for the event, Karina spoke on the phone with critic David Ehrenstein for an L.A. Weekly feature, in which she talks about the making of that now iconic film, as well as her first, frank encounter with Godard, when she was a Chanel model and aspiring actress. Read Ehrenstein’s “Sexual Politics: Godard and Me,” and get ticket info for City of Lights, City of Angels here.

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