A Married Woman (Une Femme Mariée)

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In Brief: After my first viewing of Une Femme Mariée (1964), I recall being struck by the fact that it was not so much a strange film as it was a strange film for Godard to have made at the height of his mid-'60s prowess. It's a relatively conventional love triangle, following a repressed married woman whose dalliances with an actor lead to a pregnancy with uncertain paternity. It would be pretty standard stuff in the hands of anyone other than Godard, who manages to impart some degree of filmic and thematic weight to his presentation of what amounts to the plot of a Harlequin romance novel. Is it a bad film? Not by any means — but bear in mind that this came out immediately prior to Band of Outsiders (1964) and tell me it doesn't suffer in comparison.
Genre: Drama
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Starring: Macha Méril, Philippe Leroy, Bernard Noël
Rated: NR

Classic World Cinema by Courtyard Gallery will present A Married Woman on Friday, Jan. 19, at 8 p.m. at Flood Gallery Fine Art Center, 2160 U.S. 70, Swannanoa.


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