“I’ve had friends who’ve been very important in my life. In L’Une chante, l’autre pas I’ve told their story as if it were a novel.”
After a hiatus from making feature films to focus on having a family, Varda’s return to filmmaking was largely inspired by her involvement in the French Women’s Movement of the 1970s, which left a profound affect on her. In order to share her story she chose to present the film as a musical, a genre more associated with the films of her late husband, Jacques Demy.
This feminist decade-spanning musical is a chronicle of the friendship between Suzanne (Thérèse Liotard) and Pauline (Valérie Mairesse), who first meet in 1962 when Suzanne, who is already a mother of two, decides to get an abortion. The film then jumps ten years ahead, finding the pair at very different stages in their lives, both in regards to personal growth and social change.
Doors from 7pm, feature starts at 7:30pm