A Story of Water
A Story of Water (French: Une histoire d'eau) is a short film directed and written by Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut in 1958. It recounts the story of a woman's trip to Paris, which is surrounded by a large flooded area. It was first shown publicly in 1961. The title is a pun on the title of the erotic novel Une histoire d'O. The film was shot in two days. The film is dedicated to Mack Sennett.
|A Story of Water|
|Directed by||Jean-Luc Godard |
|Produced by||Pierre Braunberger|
|Written by||François Truffaut|
|Narrated by||Caroline Dim|
|Edited by||Jean-Luc Godard|
Les Films de la Pléiade
|March 3, 1961 (France)|
According to film critic David Edelstein, introducing the film's presentation on TCM.com, Truffaut's screenplay was a "slight but reasonably coherent romance" which was altered significantly in the editing room by Godard, who added absurdist voiceovers and percussion music while cutting out most of the plot.
- Edelstein, David. Intro to A Story of Water on TCM.com (July 19, 2013)