2/10 | 22.Apr.12
2 ou 3 choses que je sais d’elle
DIRECTOR: Jean-Luc Godard | WRITERS: Catherine Vimanet, Jean-Luc Godard | CAST: Marina Vlady, Joseph Gehrard, Anny Duperey, Roger Montsoret, Raoul Lévy, Jean Narboni | France
2 ou 3 choses que je sais d’elle is the kind of film I used to think about whenever I thought of Jean-Luc Godard: scattershot, aimless, plotless, (semi-)improvised by non-actors, but always betraying the fact that it was directed and filmed by people who knew what they were doing. So why this? We get improvisations by people who are being told what to talk about through hidden earpieces, a thoroughly nondescript young non-actress cold-reading “provocative” questions from a piece of paper that is out of the camera’s view, people reading random sentences from random books (it’s clearly scripted, but I’ll let it pass), and on and on. I’ll let D. Giddings at IMDb have the last word here: “In this film, ‘Her’ refers to both Paris, the character of Juliette Janson and the actress playing her, Marina Vlady.” Is that two or three things referenced and does it make any difference?