One Sings, the Other Doesn't

Cinema

Directed by Agnes Varda | 1977 | France | In French with English subtitles | Starring Thérèse Liotard, Valérie Mairesse, Robert Dadiès| 104mins (+ 30mins post-screening discussion on Sunday 22 July) | Certificate 12

Two French women forge a close friendship through the years in Agnès Varda’s unique folk-pop abortion musical. 

The screening on Sunday 22 July will be followed by a discussion with Dr Julia Wagner.

The screening on Monday 23 July will be introduced by JW3 film programmer Alex Davidson.

When Agnès Varda made One Sings, the Other Doesn’t, her folk-pop abortion musical, in 1977, abortion was only two years legal in France – thanks to the Veil law, for which Varda herself had taken to the streets.

Charting the personal and political (and fashion) changes in two French women’s lives from the early 1960s to the mid-70s, One Sings is a joyous feminist anthem for the right to choose in all things, embroidered smocks included.

Pauline (aka Pomme) sings, travelling the country to perform feminist songs, while Suzanne (who doesn’t sing), her childhood friend – whom Pauline helped fund an illegal abortion – runs a women’s health clinic. Even rarer than a film that demystifies activism, abortion, and breastfeeding is one where a constant female friendship, tender and intelligent, braids the narrative beautifully together.

Venue

JW3 Cinema
Add to Calendar 23/07/2018 14:30:00 23/07/2018 14:30:00 One Sings, the Other Doesn't Directed by Agnes Varda | 1977 | France | In French with English subtitles | Starring Thérèse Liotard, Valérie Mairesse, Robert Dadiès| 104mins (+ 30mins post-screening discussion on Sunday 22 July) | Certificate 12 Two French women forge a close friendship through the years in Agnès Varda’s unique folk-pop abortion musical.  The screening on Sunday 22 July will be followed by a discussion with Dr Julia Wagner. The screening on Monday 23 July will be introduced by JW3 film programmer Alex Davidson. JW3 Cinema DD/MM/YYYY

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