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One Sings, The Other Doesn’t
Tender and intimate epic celebrating the power of women to lift one another up
Agnès Varda’s enchanting ode to female friendship and liberation is part blissed-out bohemian musical, part revolutionary cri de coeur.
Spanning more than a decade, it traces the ups and downs – abortion, heartbreak, marriage, motherhood – of two friends, Pauline (Valérie Mairesse) and Suzanne (Thérèse Liotard).
Even as their lives radically diverge, they remain steadfastly devoted to one another while finding ways to empower other women: one as a traveling feminist folk singer, the other as a reproductive rights activist.
Set against France’s pro-choice struggle (of which Varda herself was on the front lines) this tender and intimate epic celebrates the power of women to lift one another up.
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