France, 1962, 83 min, Digital, Dir. Jean-Luc Godard, Not Rated, in French with English subtitles, Janus Films

Vivre Sa Vie

Wednesday, October 12

“Godard never lets us forget the artificiality of what we're watching, turning the film into a masterful meditation on cinema, capitalism, and sex.” – Jamie Russell,

“Anna Karina gives the girl a ring of truth and depth.” – Variety

Vivre Sa Vie was a turning point for Jean-Luc Godard and remains one of his most dynamic films, combining brilliant visual design with a tragic character study. The lovely Anna Karina, Godard’s greatest muse, plays Nana, a young Parisian who aspires to be an actress but instead ends up a prostitute, her downward spiral depicted in a series of discrete tableaux of daydreams and dances. Featuring some of Karina and Godard’s most iconic moments—from her movie theater vigil with The Passion of Joan of Arc to her seductive pool-hall strut—Vivre Sa Vie is a landmark of the French New Wave that still surprises at every turn.

In honor of film legend Jean-Luc Godard's life and career, Coral Gables Art Cinema presents seven of his films, including Breathless (1960), Vivre Sa Vie (1962), Band of Outsiders (1964), Pierrot Le Fou (1965), Masculin Féminin (1966), Weekend (1967), and Tout Va Bien (1972). Watch all seven films with the $60 series pass or the $100 dual series pass for two people. Or purchase individual tickets here.

Join us at the Gables Cinema during our special tribute screenings, honoring the life and careers of beloved filmmakers who have passed.

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