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Archive: Spring 2007

Two or Three Things
I Know About Her
Thursday, May 24 • 7pm

Featuring a newly restored 35mm print

Introduction by Alexander Gelley,
Professor of Comparative Literature at UC Irvine

Two or Three Things I Know About Her

The film coolly, and in strikingly beautiful images (many of which are dominated by the sort of red that would rivet the eye of a child), pictures the situation (it does not tell a story) of a thirtyish Parisian housewife who becomes a part-time prostitute to help pay for the telly, the clothes, the car and the apartment she shares with her husband and children in one of Paris’s new housing projects.

Alternating with these scenes are shots of the construction of the “new” Paris that is arising around Juliette, and all the people like her, to form a concrete and steel environment that effectively makes prostitutes of them all.  On the soundtrack, Godard whispers “petites lectures” on everything from politics and the meaning of words to the separation between emotion and thought, between thought and word, and between word and the meaning communicated.
—Vincent Canby

“Arguably the greatest film made by arguably the most important world director...the richest of Godard’s films... a uniquely rewarding film that requires many viewings, Two or Three Things…  is a brilliant, powerful, overtly political film still relevant today...
—The Movie Guide

 

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard. 1967, France • 90 minutes • 35mm
French w/ English Subtitles

 

 

 

 

 

 

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