Varda by Agnès

Varda by Agnès

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The final film from the late, beloved Agnès Varda is a characteristically playful, profound, and personal summation of the director’s own 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 installation 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 warmly human, touchingly bittersweet parting gift from one of cinema’s most luminous talents.

NR, 115 min.

"Two hours of magic." -The Guardian

"A master class on filmmaking by the late, great Agnès Varda, by way of a tour of her 64 years behind and in front of the lens, as a leading force of the French New Wave." - Toronto Star

"This is a fascinating, informative, and reflective swan song that gives Varda the final word, and some of the due she's been owed her entire career, as one of the most influential feminist filmmakers." - Globe and Mail

"It's a charming and characteristically bittersweet farewell that allows Varda to have the final word on her films." - IndieWire

"The pioneering Belgian film-maker and artist Agnès Varda presented this film at the Berlin international film festival in February this year; one month later she died. A documentary that takes the form of an illustrated lecture, it’s designed as a swansong, a greatest hits showcase that revisits and consolidates her extensive body of work." - Guardian