Anna Karina: The Muse of the French New Wave

In films like Le Petit Soldat, Vivre Sa Vie, and Bande à part, Karina played vulnerable characters with an emotional hold over men, a reflection of how life and cinema seemingly became one. In later collaborations with Godard, such as Pierrot le Fou and Alphaville, Karina’s characters are more enigmatic, which shows not only the director’s changing perspective, but also Karina’s growth as a performer and command of her craft. This video focuses on motion and common ground, the ebb and flow of a career that helped change cinema forever.


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French New Wave

Jean-Luc Godard