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Vivre Sa Vie - The Criterion Collection

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Released: 13th February 2023. Vivre sa vie 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 is depicted in a series of discrete tableaux of daydreams and dances. Featuring some of Karina and Godard’s most iconic moments— from her movie theatre 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. SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES New, restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack Audio commentary featuring film scholar Adrian Martin Video interview with film scholar Jean Narboni, conducted by historian Noël Simsolo Television interview from 1962 with actress Anna Karina Excerpts from a 1961 French television exposé on prostitution Illustrated essay on La prostitution, the book that served as inspiration for the film Stills gallery Director Jean-Luc Godard’s original theatrical trailer New and improved English subtitle translation PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Michael Atkinson, interviews with Godard, a reprint by critic Jean Collet on the film’s soundtrack, and Godard’s original scenario

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  • Details

    Released:
    13th February 2023
    Category:
    World Cinema
    Studio:
    Sony Pictures Home Ent.
    Format:
    Blu-ray
    Barcode:
    5050629892550
  • Description

    Vivre sa vie 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 is depicted in a series of discrete tableaux of daydreams and dances. Featuring some of Karina and Godard’s most iconic moments— from her movie theatre 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.

    SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
    • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    • Audio commentary featuring film scholar Adrian Martin
    • Video interview with film scholar Jean Narboni, conducted by historian Noël Simsolo
    • Television interview from 1962 with actress Anna Karina
    • Excerpts from a 1961 French television exposé on prostitution
    • Illustrated essay on La prostitution, the book that served as inspiration for the film
    • Stills gallery
    • Director Jean-Luc Godard’s original theatrical trailer
    • New and improved English subtitle translation
    • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Michael Atkinson, interviews with Godard, a reprint by critic Jean Collet on the film’s soundtrack, and Godard’s original scenario
    Region Code:
    Region B
    Original Language:
    French
    Extras:
    Language(s): French, Subtitles: English, Interactive Menu
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