The Films of Agnès Varda
Directed by Agnès Varda • 1985 • France
Starring Sandrine Bonnaire, Macha Méril, Stéphane Freiss
Sandrine Bonnaire won the Best Actress César for her portrayal of the defiant young drifter Mona, found frozen to death in a ditch at the beginning of VAGABOND. Agnès Varda pieces together Mona’s story through flashbacks told by those who encountered her (played by a largely nonprofessional cast), producing a splintered portrait of an enigmatic woman. With its sparse, poetic imagery, VAGABOND (SANS TOIT NI LOI) is a stunner, and won Varda the top prize at the Venice Film Festival.
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7 p., cuis., s. de b. . . . (à saisir)
Directed by Agnès Varda • 1984 • France
Starring Louis Bec, Colette Bonnet, Yolande Moreau
An ensemble performs a bizarre parody of domesticity at an abandoned Avignon hospice center in this richly surrealist experimental work.
T’as de beaux escaliers, tu sais
Directed by Agnès Varda • 1986 • France
Starring Isabelle Adjani
Isabelle Adjani narrates an architectural tribute to the Cinémathèque française on its fiftieth anniversary.
Directed by Agnès Varda • 1988 • France
Starring Jane Birkin, Mathieu Demy, Charlotte Gainsbourg
Made concurrently with Agnès Varda’s portrait of Jane Birkin, JANE B. PAR AGNÈS V., KUNG-FU MASTER! is a true family affair, achieving a sense of of lived-in intimacy by casting the actor’s real-life...