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Varda by Agnès (In Translation Series)

Agnès Varda, photographer, installation artist and pioneer of the Nouvelle Vague, is an institution of French cinema. Taking a seat on a theatre stage, she uses photos and film excerpts to provide an insight into her unorthodox oeuvre.
(NR, 115 min.)


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**This film is part of our In Translation series of recent international films of note.**

Varda par Agnès (original title)

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. [Janus]

Starring: Agnès Varda, Sandrine Bonnaire, Hervé Chandès
Director: Agnès Varda, Didier Rouget
Languages: English, French
Genre(s): Documentary, Biography

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"It’s a perfect introduction and a lovely valediction."

— A.O. Scott, The New York Times

"A personal, playful account of a rich creative legacy."

— Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter

"Varda’s playful tour of her life’s work in the movies is nothing less than an opportunity to get to know one of cinema’s greatest treasures."

— Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times

"This is a wonderful movie -- one of my favorites of the year... Even if you haven't seen any of her movies, it's like meeting an old friend."

— Peter Rainer FilmWeek, (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)

"You’ll learn a lot from Varda’s narration, about filmmaking, about life, about her. If you want to know how to turn scraps into gold, this is the masterclass for you."

— Stephanie Zacharek, Time

"Rendering the passage of time as a painful yet serene experience, Varda by Agnès comprehends what it means to be a human with a natural flair for creative output."

— Alasdair Bayman, CineVue

"Charm, humanity and a passel of filmmaking insights are all here, rewarding both the dedicated fans and newcomers to Varda, who achieved a new level of public profile in her last decade."

— Liam Lacey, Original-Cin

"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."

— Tina Hassannia, The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

"It is a swan song but not a melancholy tune, more a joyous celebratory coda to the director’s life and work, a film that feels purpose-built to dispel any notions of solemnity around her passing."

— Rory O'Connor, The Film Stage

"Like much of her digital work in the twentieth century, Varda’s approach here is a kind of expansive introspection; it’s a film which looks both inwards and outwards at the same time. And like Varda herself, it pulls off the combination of a trundling, amiable pace with a biting intellectual acuity."

— Wendy Ide, Screen Daily