Les créatures

Les créatures

Directed by Agnès Varda • 1966 • France
Starring Catherine Deneuve, Michel Piccoli, Eva Dahlbeck

One of Agnès Varda least-seen films is also one of her most fascinating: an eccentrically imaginative science-fiction fantasia that touches on human nature, free will, and the creative process. Working with major stars for the first time on a feature film, Varda casts Michel Piccoli as a writer and Catherine Deneuve as his silent wife, a couple who relocate to the island of Noirmoutier (a longtime second home for Varda and her husband, Jacques Demy) where strange goings-on hint at a sinister force controlling the minds and actions of the residents. Slipping between “reality” and fiction, genre spectacle and avant-garde experimentation, LES CRÉATURES is a beguiling, endlessly inventive exploration of the mysterious alchemy that transforms life into art.

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Les créatures
  • Les créatures

    Directed by Agnès Varda • 1966 • France
    Starring Catherine Deneuve, Michel Piccoli, Eva Dahlbeck

    One of Agnès Varda least-seen films is also one of her most fascinating: an eccentrically imaginative science-fiction fantasia that touches on human nature, free will, and the creative process. Worki...

Extras

  • LES CRÉATURES Introduction

  • Varda on the Set of LES CRÉATURES

    A French television crew followed Agnès Varda in 1965 as she filmed pickup shots for LES CRÉATURES with actor Michel Piccoli at her home on the rue Daguerre and supervised the music composition and postproduction processes for the film.