2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle = 2 or 3 things I know about her

France, 1967

Film
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Godard’s controversial reputation as one of the revolutionaries of film art is due to his use of film and video as mediums of philosophical investigation. This film is an essay which explores the relationships between the Western world and the developing world; the Parisian working class and the Gaulist government; US cultural imperialism and the Vietnam War; and the politics that occur when a male director explores the meaning of “woman”. If all this sounds obscure, difficult and pretentious, it is, but it is also exciting, challenging and powerful. At one point in the film a narrator imagines a synthesis of poetry and painting. “2 or 3 Things I know about her” achieves this synthesis in some of the most dazzling scenes ever filmed. What is this film? Literature or sociology? Documentary or essay? A poem or a lecture? Whatever it is, it is one of the most unique and audacious works in the history of cinema. In French with English subtitles.

Credits

producer/director

Jean-Luc Godard

production company

Parc Film

Le Films du Carosse

Argos Films

Anouchka Films

Language

French

Duration

01:27:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

39508

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - France

Foreign language films

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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