One Sings, the Other Doesn’t

A film by Agnès Varda

Cast : Valérie Mairesse, Thérèse Liotard, Robert Dadiès, Jean-Pierre Pellegrin, Ali Raffi, François Wertheimer

1977 / drama / France / original title : L’une chante, l’autre pas / 120’ / Color / status : completed / French / long feature-film / International catalog

In the early 1960s in Paris, two women become friends. Pomme is an aspiring young singer. Suzanne is a pregnant country girl unable to support a third child. Pauline lends Suzanne the money for an illegal abortion, after which, they lose track of each other. Over a decade later, they meet at a women’s lib demonstration.

Press

“Varda is making her case for feminism in a lyric voice”

Roger Ebert

“One of the most appealing films by Agnès Varda”

Roger Ebert

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