Une Femme Est Une Femme (1961)

Day 44: 25/04/2020 *social distancing movie club

Une Femme Est Une Femme, Jean Luc Godard 

Loved the world of the movie. Has its own rhythm, logic and dynamic – a movie doesn’t have to be fantastic to have a world or a universe, it simply is a creative reflection of one’s mind. Loved the references to his own movies and Truffaut’s movies. The universe of French New Wave. Loved the part where they listen to music and don’t say anything. Not like a music video, you feel the weight of the song and what it means to sit and listen to a song with someone. Also the part where she asks him if he loves and he asks her back, but she says that it’s unimportant as long as he loves her (he cares to be securely loved) reminds me of so many people I know. Funny that not much has changed ever since. Loved the light transitions and the wink at the beginning of the film directly towards us. I can see the camera movement being iconic in many other directors’ films. It has impact because it serves the story, we are spectators more than viewers, so they are aware of our existence behind the screen too. Love the color design, always very clean and lucid, gives a message, palettes used together very well. Anna Karenina and her clothes, what a lovely woman.


Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

Day 43: 04/04/2020 *social distancing film club

Cave of Forgetten Dreams, Werner Herzog

Love those images, just a single image you see can plant so many questions in your mind in this documentary. Also love he looks at those walls and asks whether it is as we are looking into mirror, a mirror of our past? This as well is a very strong question. Learning about ancient cultures always feel like learning about magic. Also love that curves of the cave walls add to the art, a different way of looking at art and I just love that.