In Their Words — December 3, 2012

Anna Karina & Godard making Vivre Se Vie (1962)
Anna Karina and Jean-Luc Godard making Vivre Se Vie (1962)

The cinema is not an art which films life: the cinema is something between art and life. Unlike painting and literature, the cinema both gives to life and takes from it, and I try to render this concept in my films. Literature and painting both exist as art from the very start; the cinema doesn’t.

—Jean-Luc Godard