This is possibly Godard’s richest film, brimming with the various experiments that so fascinated him during the mid-’60s. This examination of suburban evolution focuses on the so-called ‘shooting stars’, part-time prostitutes that sold their bodies to supplement their income, a new phenomenon borne out of a crude capitalist consumer society.
Godard creates a new form: the spoken film, or rather a murmured one, as he directs his actors, including Marina Vlady, distraught and magnificent; guiding them with his voice (whispered in an ear piece). He makes comments himself through voice-overs on the film he is creating, and also on his readings, his feelings and his ideas. (ADB)
Showing as part of the French New Wave Programme with Antoine de Baecque as part of the Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival 2014 (November 19th – 30th).