The Oldest Profession

1967, 119m, DCP, France/Italy/West Germany

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Screened September 14–20, 2018

An all-male filmmaking team ponders prostitution through the ages. Michèle Mercier dwells in prehistoric times; Elsa Martinelli is an empress in Rome; in de Broca’s segment Jeanne Moreau competes with the French guillotine for attention; in the 1890s, Raquel Welch sees a gold mine in a elderly new client; Nadia Gray and France Anglade commandeer a vehicle in 1960s Paris; and Godard’s story set in the then-far-off year 2000 stars his then-wife Anna Karina.

In French with English subtitles

A film by Claude Autant-Lara Mauro Bolognini Philippe de Broca Jean-Luc Godard Franco Indovina