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25 August 2018: One Sings, the Other Doesn't


One Sings, the Other Doesn’t
Agnès Varda
1977 | 116 min | Colour | Digital
French with English subtitles

"Varda’s most overtly feminist film, One Sings, the Other Doesn’t follows the lives of two very different women over the course of two decades: Pomme, a middle-class rebel whose singing career coincides with her radicalization and Suzanne, a young working-class mother whose financial hardships bring about her activism. Out of their friendship, Varda crafts a buoyant portrait of French feminism in the 1970s, capturing the optimism and energy of the moment. While the utopian period captured by the film has surely passed, the delicacy of Varda’s approach renders the film a timeless and poignant reminder of an age past." – Harvard Film Archive

Part of our season on Agnès Varda