A Married Woman

1964, France, 95m, DCP

Macha Méril proves an ideal leading lady for Godard to continue his exploration of the modern feminine condition. Charlotte has a husband and a lover; which — if either — of them is most important to her sense of self, and which will decide her future? The narrator is Godard himself, the cinematographer is Raoul Coutard, and famed actor Jean-Pierre Léaud takes on the behind-the-scenes role of assistant director.

Official Selection: Venice Film Festival

In French with English subtitles

A film by Jean-Luc Godard

An extraordinarily rich and provocative picture… Une Femme Mariée remains among the least well-known films of Godard’s early period… It’s time that changed.”

—Calum Marsh, The Village Voice