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13'

France, 1964

Production : Les Films du Losange

Programmed by Arnaud Hée

Français


Filmmaker in focus



Synopsis


Nadja, a young Yugoslav American student, lives in the Cité Universitaire de Paris complex, in the Maison de l’Allemagne. We follow her as she wanders around the capital’s different neighbourhoods.

Tënk's opinion


A Yugoslav American in Paris: Nadja flits around town on a geographical journey, where she adapts, chameleon-like to every place she comes across. With her short hair, relaxed grace and charming accent, she’s a typical New Wave character. But this focus on femininity also seems to foreshadow Rohmer’s “Comedies and Proverbs” from the 1980s, a series of films from a female perspective. With the narration undoubtedly inspired by the process of “Persian Letters” – impressions from a foreign perspective – it’s obviously a dual portrait that takes shape, the portrait of the student and that of the capital. But a third portrait is gradually woven into the movie – that of a man captivated by young women and the streets of Paris.

Arnaud Hée
Programmer, teacher and critic

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