Feminism in Une Femme est Une Femme, a Film by Jean Luc Godard
New Wave French director Jean Luc Godard is definitely hailed as an
innovator of contemporary cinema and a expert of displaying societal norms
in that light as to display the inherent absurdity within these norms.
While he has frequently received criticism for seemingly chauvinistic
designs and tendencies within these movies, his 1961 film вЂњUne
Femme est Une FemmeвЂќ, starring Anna Karina and Jean Claude
Brialy, has received a lot of the brunt of the criticism. However,
you will find a second, often neglected view, that his works, and
specifically this film, incorporate various third wave feminist designs in
another wave feminist era.
The story line follows
Angela, a Danish erotic dancer moving into Paris with her boyfriend
Emile, who desperately needs a baby despite the fact that Emile claims he isn't
ready. This causes an enormous argument leading to neither of them
talking with the other. At the moment, Emile's best good friend Alfred, who
is deeply in love with Angela, offers to get the daddy. Angela seemingly
accepts and immediately after the deed goes residence and tells Emile that Alfred
impregnated her, and Emile make a decision the best plan of action is to
sleep with Angela in order that if she actually is pregnant you will find a chance it
will be his kid.
of the criticism is due to Angela's desire to have a baby and her
portrayal as a