Selected by Todd Haynes
“In Two or Three Things I Know About Her, Jean-Luc Godard beckons us ever closer, whispering in our ears as narrator. About what? Money, sex, fashion, the city, love, language, war: in a word, everything. Among the legendary French filmmaker’s finest achievements, the film takes as its ostensible subject the daily life of Juliette Janson (Marina Vlady), a housewife from the Paris suburbs who prostitutes herself for extra money. Yet this is only a template for Godard to spin off into provocative philosophical tangents and gorgeous images. Two or Three Things I Know About Her is perhaps Godard’s most revelatory look at consumer culture, shot in ravishing widescreen color by Raoul Coutard.”
“The greatest film by the greatest post-1950s filmmaker, Jean-Luc Godard’s Two or Three Things I Know About Her presents the critic, humbled by the beauty of its surfaces, the density of its ideas, and the uncanny coherence of its fragmented structure, with a writing dilemma. If any film deserves a book-length exegesis, it is this one.”
— Amy Taubin, Criterion.com
Running time: 84 min
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Screenwriter: Jean-Luc Godard
Producer: Philippe Dussart
Cinematographer: Raoul Coutard
Editors: Françoise Collin, Chantal Delattre
Source: Rialto Pictures
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