Blu-ray, DVD Release: A Married Woman

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 24, 2016
Price: DVD $17.49, Blu-ray $24.49
Studio: Cohen Media


The 1964 drama A Married Woman (or Une Femme Mariée in its native France) an often overlooked early work from French New Waver Jean-Luc Godard’s (Breathless) most productive period.

Macha Méril is A Married Woman

Macha Méril is A Married Woman

The plot appears to be simple: Charlotte (Macha Méril) is a young married woman having an affair with an actor.  When she discovers that she is pregnant, she must decide which man is the father and which man she will stay with. In Godard’s hands, however, the film, which has been described as “a film about a woman’s beauty and the ugliness of her world,” is also a biting critique of consumer culture and the media constructed obsession with image.

Subtitled Fragments of a film shot in 1964, in black and white, Godard creates a modernist collage that is beautifully shot by his longtime cinematographer, the great Raoul Coutard (Weekend).

The Cohen Film Collection’s edition of the film is presented for the first time in the U.S. from the original negative.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.