DVD REVIEWS: Masculin Féminin
|The Criterion Collection |
Movie •••½ Picture/Sound •••• Extras •••½
Masculin Féminin has that gorgeous look of the best French New Wave films. Images of deep, velvety blacks and dazzling, bright whites collide on immensely detailed rain-slicked streets and shiny-bottled cafés. The crisp mono soundtrack chaotically combines pop tunes, ad-libbed dialogue, and background turmoil. Extras help to understand the film, and they include interviews with Goya from 1965 and 2005, discussions between reminiscing critics, and footage of Godard directing. [NR] French (with English subtitles), Dolby Digital mono; full frame (1.33:1); dual layer.