Call Me Stormy

Finding righteous currents in turbulent times

Go! Girl! Go! — Catorce

French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard cast his then wife, actress Anna Karina, in Vivre Sa Vie (My Life to Live) — the 1962 drama of a Parisian woman, Nana, and her descent into prostitution. The picture is divided into 12 vignettes that capture Nana’s daily routines: Her boredom with her customers, her double-edged relationship with her pimp, how she spends her free time. But one jukebox dance scene gives a hint of what might have been if Nana had taken a different path in life and shows a glimpse of the young, carefree girl still dwelling inside her.

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