Masculin Féminin

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Masculin Féminin

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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

  • France
  • 1966
  • 104 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.37:1
  • French
  • Spine #308

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • On the Blu-ray: New 4K digital restoration, approved by cinematographer Willy Kurant, with an uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • On the DVD: New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by Kurant
  • Interview from 1966 with actor Chantal Goya
  • Interviews from 2004 and 2005 with Goya, Kurant, and Jean-Luc Godard collaborator Jean-Pierre Gorin
  • Discussion of the film from 2004 between film critics Freddy Buache and Dominique Païni
  • Footage from Swedish television of Godard directing the “film within the film” scene
  • Trailers
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Adrian Martin and a 1966 report from the set by French journalist Philippe Labro