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Saturday, March 2, 2013
6:30 p.m. …And God Created Woman
Roger Vadim (France, 1956)

Imported 35mm Print!
Student Pick!

One of the most famous French films of the 1950s, Roger Vadim’s …And God Created Woman stars Brigitte Bardot as a blonde, sexually restless 18-year-old who flirts with a middle-aged shipyard owner (Curt Jurgens) before getting entangled with an older brother/younger brother pair (Christian Marquand and Jean-Louis Trintignant)—one of whom she marries before sleeping with the other. According to Georges Sadoul in Dictionary of Films: 
“This was Vadim’s first feature and he made a spectacularly successful debut by launching Brigitte Bardot in the U.S.A. . . . Though Vadim later fell prey to commercializing sexual themes, this first film of his has a special significance. It broke the stranglehold of the established producers in France who, awed by the film’s success, allowed the Nouvelle Vague breakthrough.”

• Written by Vadim and Raoul Levy. Photographed by Armand Thirard. With Brigitte Bardot, Curt Jurgens, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Christian Marquand. (91 mins, In French with English subtitles, Color, ‘Scope, 35mm, From Institut Français)