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309 Ratings

A Story of Water

Une histoire d'eau

France, 1958
Short, Romance, Avant-Garde


A young woman is going to Paris by bus, but when she steps out of her house she discovers that her garden and the whole village is flooded with water. With a boat and a bike she succeeds to reach a dry spot in the village. There a man in a car offers her a lift. Filmed in 1958, released in 1961.

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A Story of Water Directed by Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut

Critics reviews

In the texts of his short films as in his film reviews, Godard exhibited a prodigious recombinative intelligence, as in his extravagant and far-reaching wordplay, especially his puns, which made connections between similar-sounding signifiers in order to suggest comic relations between unrelated signifieds. It was a fitting linguistic habit for a critic who, from his first youthful efforts, wrote in praise of montage.
May 13, 2007

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