$10 per film

To celebrate the works of revered French New Wave actress Anna Karina (1940 - 2019), Academy Cinemas is holding a special tribute on Sunday 29 December. Catch Pierrot Le Fou (1965) and The Nun (1966) for just $10 for each film!

Known in particular for her collaborations with her ex-husband Jean-Luc Godard, the event will kick off by playing their final collaboration, Pierrot Le Fou at 12:30pm on Sunday 29 December. Following her break-up with Jean-Luc Godard, Anna filmed this gorgeous film with another New Wave stalwart, Jacques Rivette. The Nun plays after Pierrot La Fou at 3pm following a 30 minute intermission.

Anna Karina Tribute Films

Pierrot Le Fou (1965)

Dissatisfied in marriage and life, Ferdinand (Jean-Paul Belmondo) takes to the road with the babysitter, his ex-lover Marianne Renoir (Anna Karina), and leaves the bourgeoisie behind. Yet this is no normal road trip: genius auteur Jean-Luc Godard's tenth feature in six years is a stylish mash-up of consumerist satire, politics, and comic-book aesthetics, as well as a violent, zigzag tale of, as Godard called them, "the last romantic couple." With blissful color imagery by cinematographer Raoul Coutard and Belmondo and Karina at their most animated, Pierrot Le Fou is one of the high points of the French New Wave, and was Godard's last frolic before he moved ever further into radical cinema.


The Nun (1966)

Restored in 4K from the original lm negative, Jacques Rivette’s The Nun (1965), initially banned in France, can now be seen in all its revolutionary glory. Adapted from Denis Diderot’s novel, it follows a rebellious nun (played by an incandescent Anna Karina) who is forced into taking her vows. Initially shunted into a restrictive, torturous convent, she eventually moves on to a more liberated one, where she becomes an object of Mother Superior’s (Liselotte Pulver) obsession. Banned for over a year by the French Minister of Information, and not released in the United States until 1971, it slowly became a landmark of the French New Wave, and with this stunning restoration, should also become an object of worship.

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Last updated: 19 December 2019