November 22: L’Une chante, l’autre pas

Thursday, November 22 | 8PM L’Une chante, l’autre pas aka One Sings, the Other Doesn’t France 1977 d. Agnès Varda with Thérèse Liotard, Valérie Mairesse, Ali Raffi and Robert Dadiès. In French with English subtitles. Colour. 116 m

“One feminist critic, Molly Haskell, wrote that, were she given to blurbs, she’d have called it “the film we have been waiting for!” Another, Amy Taubin, found the movie insufficiently radical. Writing in The New York Times, Vincent Canby compared it to Soviet-style propaganda; The New Yorker’s Pauline Kael imagined that the film could have been made by “a big American advertising agency.” Some critics thought “One Sings” paid too much attention to men. Others thought that the male characters were unfairly consigned to the periphery. Reviews complained about the songs or objected to the melodrama.” J. Hoberman

Links:  IMDB  Wikipedia

See Also:  Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Akerman, 1976), Le fond de l’air est rouge aka A Grin Without A Cat (Marker, 1977)