Varda By Agnès
(France/2019—directed by Agnès Varda)
The final film from the beloved, Oscar® winning Agnès Varda (1928 - 2019) is a characteristically playful, profound, and personal summation of the director’s brilliant career. At once impish and wise, she acts as our spirit guide on a free-associative tour through her six-decade artistic journey, shedding new light on her films, photography, and recent works while offering her one-of-a-kind reflections on everything from filmmaking to feminism to aging.
Suffused with the people, places, and things she loved—Jacques Demy, cats, colors, beaches, heart-shaped potatoes—this wonderfully idiosyncratic work of imaginative autobiography is a warm and generous parting gift from one of cinema’s most luminous talents. In French with English subtitles. (120 min.)
“A perfect introduction and a lovely valediction. She helps you think about art, which in turn helps you think about everything else.” -A.O. Scott, The New York Times
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