Masculin Féminin

Criterion

Masculin Féminin


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.

FILM INFO

  • Jean-Luc Godard
  • France
  • 1966
  • 110 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • French
  • Spine #308

SPECIAL 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