Two or Three Things I Know About Her (1967) by Jean-Luc Godard

Sunday, May 13, 1984, 7:30 pm

Jean-Luc Godard: Two or Three Things I Know About Her


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San Francisco, CA, 94133

This film, climax of Godard’s pre-1968 career, presents a powerful vision of society decomposing. It portrays a woman living in an apartment complex who turns to part-time prostitution to make ends meet, but the “her” is also Paris, overwhelmed by huge suburban construction projects. Through deliberately fragmented glimpses of “her” day and first person commentary by Godard, the narrative is dismembered. As conventional filmic syntax is shattered, the remaining separate elements such as an apartment building, a coffee cup, a crane, a quote, are freed from their intermediary roles and allowed to develop their truer meaning. French with English subtitles, 1967, 85 min.

“I watch myself filming and people can hear me thinking.” –Godard