With Masculin féminin, ruthless stylist and iconoclast Jean-Luc Godard introduces the world to “the children of Marx and Coca-Cola,” through a gang of restless youths engaged in hopeless love affairs with music, revolution, and one another. French New Wave icon Jean-Pierre Léaud stars as Paul, an idealistic would-be intellectual struggling to forge a relationship with the adorable pop star Madeleine (real-life yé-yé girl Chantal Goya). Through their tempestuous affair, Godard fashions a candid and wildly funny free-form examination of youth culture in pulsating 1960s Paris, mixing satire and tragedy as only Godard can.
On the Blu-ray: New 4K digital restoration, approved by cinematographer Willy Kurant, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
On the DVD: New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by Kurant
Interview from 1966 with actor Chantal Goya
Interviews from 2004 and 2005 with Goya, Kurant, and Jean-Luc Godard collaborator Jean-Pierre Gorin
Discussion of the film from 2004 between film critics Freddy Buache and Dominique Païni
Footage from Swedish television of Godard directing the “film within the film” scene
PLUS: An essay by film critic Adrian Martin and a 1966 report from the set by French journalist Philippe Labro