One Sings, the Other Doesn't (L'Une chante, l'autre pas)
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One Sings, the Other Doesn't (L'Une chante, l'autre pas)
In this story of friendship and reproductive rights, 14 years in the relationship between two very dissimilar women are chronicled. Pauline (Valerie Mairesse) is a middle-class city girl, at odds with her very conventional family. Suzanne (Therese Liotard) is several years older, a country girl with two illegitimate children and another (whom she cannot support) on the way. Pauline loans Suzanne money for an (illegal) abortion. At this point, the two separate and communicate mainly through postcards. Some years later, they meet at an abortion rally, and they have many adventures and stories to… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's all very cute, full of pretty flowers and nice colors: a suburban matron's idea of liberation. Varda, who's been there, ought to know better."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Sweet feminist charmer."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"One Sings, the Other Doesn't is a valentine to female friendship and the worldwide family of women."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice