Cinema: Free Love in Free Form

A Woman Is a Woman is an unabashed display of cinematic bravura by French Director Jean-Luc Godard, whose first big success was Breathless. Breaking completely with the downbeat, darkly evocative themes that made his reputation international, Godard has brought off a flashy little showpiece so full of daring artifice and visual horseplay that it cannot fail to divide viewers into two camps: those who find its excesses unforgivable v. those who find its successes unbeatable.

Loosely shaped like a musical sans songs, and almost sans plot, the film plunges headlong into the life and loves of Angela (Anna Karina), a Parisian stripteaser...