• Critics have been lavishing praise on Vivre sa vie, “truly one of French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard’s finest” (Dennis Dermody, Paper) since its recent Criterion Collection release. This exquisitely composed black-and-white character study of a young Parisienne, played by Godard’s iconic muse Anna Karina at her most beautiful, “has never looked as good as it does on the Criterion Blu-ray and SD editions,” exclaims Christopher Long at DVD Town. At Home Theater Forum, Matt Hough writes,Vivre sa vie is Jean-Luc Godard in his prime, a key example of the French New Wave movement at its apex.”

    But most excited is undoubtedly Jamie S. Rich at DVD Talk: “One of Jean-Luc Godard's best finally gets a DVD release worthy of its quality . . . The restoration here will make you feel like you are seeing it for the first time, even if it’s your fourth (as it was mine). Absolutely vital.”

    More raves from the A.V. Club’s Keith Phipps and Slant’s Eric Henderson.

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