Directed by Agnès Varda

Directed by Agnès Varda

2 Seasons

One of cinema’s freest spirits, Agnès Varda reinvented her approach to film again and again over the course of a decades-long career. Her observant, inquisitive films are suffused with a sense of wonder, exploration, and endless curiosity about the world around her. With her very first feature, the documentary-inflected marital drama LA POINTE COURTE, Varda laid the foundations for the nouvelle vague before going on to make one of the defining works of the movement: the enchanting experiment in real time CLÉO FROM 5 TO 7. She then moved seamlessly between genres, from the dreamy feminist musical ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN’T to the sparsely poetic character study VAGABOND to idiosyncratic documentary works shot through with her buoyant spirit and committed political consciousness.

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Directed by Agnès Varda
  • “Cinéastes de notre temps”: Agnès Varda, 1964

    Episode 1

    In this excerpt from “La nouvelle vague par elle-même,” an episode of the French television series “Cinéastes de notre temps,” director Agnès Varda discusses her early career in film. The episode originally aired May 19, 1964.

  • Agnès Varda on LA POINTE COURTE

    Episode 2

    This 2007 interview was shot at director Agnès Varda’s home office on the rue Daguerre in Paris.

  • Agnès Varda on LES FIANCÉS

    Episode 3

    In 2005, director Agnès Varda explains the idea behind the making of LES FIANCÉS DU PONT MACDONALD, the film within CLÉO FROM 5 TO 7.

  • CLÉO FROM 5 TO 7: Remembrances

    Episode 4

    In this 2005 documentary, director Agnès Varda reunites some of the actors and crew to discuss the making of CLÉO FROM 5 TO 7.

  • Démons et merveilles du cinéma

    Episode 5

    In this segment from the 1964 television program “Démons et merveilles du cinéma,” directed by Jean-Claude Bergeret, Agnès Varda directs actors and crew on the set of LE BONHEUR.

  • Agnès Varda on LE BONHEUR

    Episode 6

    In this short interview from 1998, Agnès Varda briefly discusses her ideas behind LE BONHEUR and how it was received by critics at the time of its release.

  • Agnès Varda Comes to California

    Episode 7

    The grande dame of French cinema on her love affair with the Golden State.

  • VAGABOND: Remembrances

    Episode 8

    Shot eighteen years after the release of VAGABOND, this 2003 documentary, directed and narrated by Agnès Varda, features actors from the film and recounts the events that inspired Varda to make it.