Distribution

One Sings, the Other Doesn't

Dir: Agnes Varda

France

1977

104 mins

tbc

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  • South West
  • Midlands
  • South East
  • Scotland
  • London

Barn Cinema

21/08/2018

- 21/08/2018

Totnes

Broadway Cinema

16/07/2018

- 16/07/2018

Nottingham

Depot

26/07/2018

- 26/08/2018

Lewes

Derby QUAD

29/08/2018

- 30/08/2018

Derby

Eden Court Theatre

11/07/2018

- 11/07/2018

Filmhouse

30/08/2018

- 30/08/2018

Edinburgh

Independent Cinema MK

29/07/2018

- 29/07/2018

(Screening as part of Vagabond Film Festival)

Milton Keynes

JW3

22/07/2018

- 23/07/2018

Camden,

London

Phoenix

30/08/2018

- 30/08/2018

Leicester

Regent Street Cinema

01/08/2018

- 01/08/2018

Westminster,

London

Saffron Screen

23/07/2018

- 23/07/2018

Saffron Walden

Barn Cinema

21/08/2018

- 21/08/2018

Totnes

Broadway Cinema

16/07/2018

- 16/07/2018

Nottingham

Derby QUAD

29/08/2018

- 30/08/2018

Derby

Phoenix

30/08/2018

- 30/08/2018

Leicester

Depot

26/07/2018

- 26/08/2018

Lewes

Saffron Screen

23/07/2018

- 23/07/2018

Saffron Walden

Eden Court Theatre

11/07/2018

- 11/07/2018

Filmhouse

30/08/2018

- 30/08/2018

Edinburgh

Independent Cinema MK

29/07/2018

- 29/07/2018

(Screening as part of Vagabond Film Festival)

Milton Keynes

JW3

22/07/2018

- 23/07/2018

Camden,

London

Regent Street Cinema

01/08/2018

- 01/08/2018

Westminster,

London

Cast:

Thérèse Liotard, Valérie Mairesse, Robert Dadiès

When Agnès Varda made One Sings, the Other Doesn’t, her folk-pop abortion musical, in 1977, abortion was only two years legal in France – thanks to the Veil law, for which Varda herself had taken to the streets.

Charting the personal and political (and fashion) changes in two French women’s lives from the early 1960s to the mid-70s, One Sings is a joyous feminist anthem for the right to choose in all things, embroidered smocks included.

Pauline (aka Pomme) sings, travelling the country to perform feminist songs, while Suzanne (who doesn’t sing), her childhood friend – whom Pauline helped fund an illegal abortion – runs a women’s health clinic. Even rarer than a film that demystifies activism, abortion, and breastfeeding is one where a constant female friendship, tender and intelligent, braids the narrative beautifully together.

Advisory certificate: 12A

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