Rent Vivre Sa Vie (1962)

3.8 of 5 from 107 ratings
1h 21min
Rent Vivre Sa Vie (aka Vivre sa vie: Film en douze tableaux / My Life to Live) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Described as 'a perfect film' by Susan Sontag, Jean-Luc Godard's compelling fourth feature presents 12 episodes in the life of Nana (wonderfully played by Godard's muse, Anna Karina), a young Parisian who turns to prostitution after becoming disillusioned by poverty and her failing marriage. Stylistically innovative and boasting several of both the director's and star's most memorable moments, 'Vivre Sa Vie' is an undiminished classic of the French New Wave that is by turns both playful and sad, and which borrows the aesthetics of cinema verite to present a captivating vision of 1960's Parisian street life and pop culture.
Actors:
, , , Guylaine Schlumberger, Gérard Hoffman, , , Dimitri Dineff, , Eric Schlumberger, Brice Parain, , , Odile Geoffroy, Marcel Charton, Jack Florency, , Mario Botti, Gisèle Braunberger, Jean Ferrat
Directors:
Producers:
Pierre Braunberger
Voiced By:
Jean-Luc Godard
Writers:
Marcel Sacotte, Jean-Luc Godard
Aka:
Vivre sa vie: Film en douze tableaux / My Life to Live
Studio:
BFI Video
Genres:
Classics, Drama
Countries:
France, Classics, Drama
Awards:

1962 Venice Film Festival Special Jury Prize

BBFC:
Release Date:
24/08/2015
Run Time:
81 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Feature-length audio commentary by film critic Adrian Martin
  • Leslie Hardcastle Introduces Vivre sa vie at the National Film Theatre (1968, 3 mins, audio only)
  • In conversation: Anna Karina and Alistair Whyte (1973, 37 mins): rare archival interview
  • Charlotte et Veronique, ou Tous les gargons s'appellent Patrick (Jean-Luc Godard, 1957, 20 mins): Godard's entertaining second short written by Eric Rohmer
  • Une Histoire d'eau (Jean-Luc Godard, Francois Truffaut, 1958, 12 mins): delightful, romantic short co-directed by Truffaut
  • Charlotte etson Jules (Jean-Luc Godard, 1958, 13 mins): Godard's homage to Jean Cocteau, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/08/2015
Run Time:
84 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • UK theatrical release version: alternative presentation incorporating English-language intertitles Feature-length audio commentary by film critic Adrian Martin
  • Leslie Hardcastle Introduces Vivre sa Vie at the National Film Theatre (1968, 3 mins, audio only)
  • "In Conversation": Anna Karina and Alistair Whyte (1973, 37 mins): rare archival interview Charlotte et Veronique, ou Tous les gargons s'appellent Patrick (Jean-Luc Godard, 1957, 21 mins): Godard's entertaining second short written by Eric Rohmer
  • Une Histoire d'eau (Jean-Luc Godard, Francois Truffaut, 1958, 13 mins): delightful, romantic short co-directed by Truffaut
  • Charlotte et son Jules (Jean-Luc Godard, 1958, 14 mins): Godard's homage to Jean Cocteau, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo

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Reviews (1) of Vivre Sa Vie

Unjustly famous - Vivre Sa Vie review by LA

Spoiler Alert
17/09/2019

This hasn't aged well, may have been daring at the time, but now just seems posturing and ends abruptly without establishing a reason.

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