A WOMAN IS A WOMAN: TOO UNCANNY OR STRANGELY BRILLIANT?

A Woman is a Woman, Jean-Luc Godard’s creation, has a simple yet unconventional type of plot in France during the 1960’s. A beautiful lady named Angela who worked at a strip club had been longing to have a baby with her boyfriend, Emile. However, this idea was not something Emile agreed on and thus led to Angela showing a child-like attitude with her playful type of teasing to try and convince Emile of her plea.

Honestly, I have no idea of the type of movies even how European movies are different from the normal “Hollywood Film” that I am more accustomed to watching. The start of the film was a little bizarre for me since there were scenes wherein the music would suddenly stop and then come right back on. There were also scenes wherein random people on the street would look straight to the camera and do nothing. It is in these certain parts of the film that shows how distinctively different European Films are to the typical commercial cinema that I am more exposed to. Even with this twisted and peculiar cinematography, the film was still something I would want to watch again because of how different it is. It was not an easy film to watch at first because of the manner of how the movie presented its characters but what captured me the most was how realistic to life the scenes were. The short glimpse of France and the people walking on the streets made me feel like the movie was something that happened in real life, which really does.

At a certain age, women have certain desires that men would not always understand. Having a baby is one of those desires that may be difficult for other men but that motherly-instinct just sometimes appears and at times can not be controlled. At the end of the film, Emile then realises that losing Angela because of not wanting a baby would be far more painful. Because of this, I think that the movie can either be interpreted as women being manipulative and controlling due to the things they do in order to get what they want or the movie can also be interpreted as how intelligent and powerful women truly are which I think makes the movie brilliant.

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