One Sings, the Other Doesn’t

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One Sings, the Other Doesn’t
director:
Agnès Varda
cast:
Thérèse Liotard, Valérie Mairesse, Robert Dadiès

Agnès Varda’s enchanting ode to female friendship and liberation is part blissed-out bohemian musical, part revolutionary cri de cœur. Spanning more than a decade, it traces the ups and downs—abortion, heartbreak, marriage, motherhood—of two friends, Pauline and Suzanne. Even as their lives radically diverge, they remain steadfastly devoted to one another while finding ways to empower other women: one as a traveling feminist folk singer, the other as a reproductive rights activist. Set against France’s pro-choice struggle—of which Varda herself was on the frontlines—this tender and intimate epic celebrates the power of women to lift one another up.

Cosponsored with the Dept of History, the Dept of Romance Studies, and the Society for the Humanities.

website: janusfilms.com/films/1891

New digital restoration
format
DCP color
runtime
2 hours
release year/country
1977 France
subtitled