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One Sings, the Other Doesn't (A Female Direction)

One Sings, the Other Doesn't (A Female Direction)


Direction Agnès Varda
Lenght 116 min
Genre Drama
Cast Thérèse Liotard, Valérie Mairesse, Ali Raffi, Robert Dadiès
Country France
Language French
Subtitles Englisch

During this first edition of our new special A Female Direction, we will kick off with renowned director Agnès Varda and screen the amazing One Sings, the Other Doesn’t (1977).

Prior to the screening, our curator will give a talk about Agnès Varda and explain more about the life, career and film style of this phenomenal director.

Agnés Varda's enchanting ode to female friendship and liberation is part blissed-out bohemian musical, part revolutionary cri de coeur. Spanning more than a decade, it traces the ups and downs - abortion,heartbreak, marriage, motherhood - of two friends, Pauline (Mairesse) and Suzanne (Liotard). Even as their lives radically diverge, they remain steadfastly devoted to one another while finding ways to empower other women: one as a traveling feminist folk singer, the other as a reproductive rights activist. Set against France's pro-choice struggle of which Varda herself was on the frontlines thistender and intimate epic celebrates the power of women to lift one another up.