Vivre Sa Vie (1962)

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In 12 vignettes, Jean-Luc Godard directs his then-wife and muse Anna Karina in this tough drama about a struggling woman who works in a record shop, mourning her collapsing marriage and dreaming of stardom.

Instead, she descends into the world’s oldest profession, and things only get worse from there.

The film’s bittersweet title translates to “My Life to Live.”

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