Anna Karina & Me: The Moment I Fell in Love with the Movies

La Nouvelle Vague icon Anna Karina in Jean-Luc Godard’s ‘Bande à part’

I remember the exact moment I fell in love with the movies. It was the first time I saw Anna Karina’s face in Jean-Luc Godard’s Bande à part (1964). Everything changed for me. I started reading Jean-Paul Sartre and spoke about May 1968 like it was my own memory. I made it my mission to date a French girl who smoked cigarettes, and when I did, it lasted only a few months because I…