Anna Karina stars as Angela, an exotic dancer who has come to the conclusion that it is time for her to conceive a child. Her lover isn't nearly as excited about the idea and when he refuses to commit, Angela begins to consider her best friend as a potential love interest. One could argue that Jean-Luc Godard's 'A Woman is a Woman' is the perfect entry point for people who have never experienced one of his films. The movie is loaded with his Anti-cinema techniques such as characters addressing the audience, jump cuts, a stylized color palette, and sporadic use of musical numbers that help aid in creating a whimsical, playful tone. Loaded with style, A Woman is a Woman never feels pretentious like some of his other films simply because the style adds to the concept and execution of the tone instead of the mental masturbation which takes place in some of his films. Essentially the film is a "Battle of the Sexes" piece, with character's lambasting one and other with the stereotypes of the opposite sex. It is incredibly playful and charming with Anna Karina perfectly cast as the incredibly adorable Angelina. It has a lot to say about a woman's role in society, the contradictions and social implications which are endured by living in a male dominated world - much of which still rings very true today.
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