A Woman Is a Woman (French: Une Femme est une femme) is a 1961 French film directed by Jean-Luc Godard, featuring Anna Karina, Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean-Claude Brialy. It is a tribute to American musical comedy and associated with the French New Wave.
The main characters are Angela, a cabaret dancer, her boyfriend Emile and Alfred, Emile’s best friend, who happens to be in love with Angela. One day, she tells Emile she wants to have a baby right away, but he doesn’t. Therefore they start to argue in a rather childish and fun way, such as using book titles to insult each other. In the end, Angela will have to choose what she truly wants to do and who will she stay with.
A Woman Is A Woman is one of my favourite French films (by the way, my favourite is The Last Metro by Francois Truffaut). I love Godard, his movies entertain me a lot, even dramatic ones like Vivre Sa Vie and I absolutely adore Anna Karina and Jean-Paul Belmondo. From my point of view, Pierrot Le Fou is Godard’s most beautiful movie, but I felt like doing a post about AWIAW, maybe because it’s more of a comedy. Anyhow, if you’re stuck at home one afternoon/night, you should really watch this film, you won’t regret it.