My Life to Live

Vivre sa vie

1962 French 1-panel 47x63" (120x160cm)

Artist: Vaissier, Jacques

Grade: Very Fine to Near Mint


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English title: My Life to Live

Poster title: Vivre sa vie

Artist: Vaissier, Jacques

Poster Year: 1962

Poster Origin: French

Size: 1-panel  47x63"  (120x160cm)

Style: black and white style

Film title: Vivre sa vie

Film Year: 1962

Film Origin: France

Film Directors: Jean-Luc Godard

Film Actors: Anna KarinaSady RebbotAndré S. LabartheGuylaine Schlumberger

Film Genres: Drama

Film Plot: Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution.

Categories: AuteurBlack & WhiteBold ColorsCultFashionMid-Century ModernFilmLarge Posters

Keywords: 1960scigarettecoatdressfeminismlipsredshoes

Grade: C8-C9  Very Fine to Near Mint. Folded, single-sided. Unused poster with very minimal fold/handling/edge wear, no cross fold separation, no tears, only slight tanning to the paper from age.

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Price: $475

Vivre sa vie was Godard’s 2nd film following his breakthrough hit, A Bout de Souffle (Breathless) and also his second pairing with the always lovely Anna Karina. Godard has never shied away from the grittier side of life, and Vivre sa vie is no exception — we follow Nana (Karina), a young aspiring actress who instead ends up in a downward spiral, turning tricks on the streets of Paris. Vivre sa vie is a landmark of the French New Wave that still impresses today.

There were two original French printings for this film. Both designs are identical with primarily black text and a large red title block, but the first printing has an orange cast over the actors and within the brick background. The second printing, believed to be commissioned after the film stayed in distribution longer than expected, dropped the orange cast and is perhaps a more bold design being primarily black and white. This rare poster is a must for fans of Godard and Karina, his long-time muse.

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