ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN’T
(L’UNE CHANTE, L’AUTRE PAS – 1977)
Directed by Agnès Varda
Cast: Valérie Mairesse, Thérèse Liotard, Robert Dadiès, Jean-Pierre Pellegrin, Ali Raffi
Runtime: 120 min
11 NOV – 7.30PM
26 NOV – 8PM
The intertwined lives of 2 women in 1970’s France, set against the progress of the women’s movement in which Agnès Varda was involved. Pomme and Suzanne meet when Pomme helps Suzanne obtain an abortion after a third pregnancy which she cannot afford. They lose contact but meet again ten years later. Pomme has become an unconventional singer, Suzanne a serious community worker – despite the contrast they remain friends and share in the various dramas of each other’s’ lives, in the process affirming their different female identities.