16 Videos

  • Willy Kurant on MASCULIN FÉMININ

    A cinematographer for more than forty years, Willy Kurant has shot film for some of the best directors in cinema. From Jean-Luc Godard, on MASCULIN FÉMININ, to Orson Welles, on IMMORTAL STORY (1968), to Agnes Varda, on LES CRÉATURES (1969). The Criterion Collection interviewed Kurant in Paris, in...

  • L'opéra Mouffe

    Directed by Agnès Varda • 1958 • France

    Pregnant with her first child, director Agnès Varda turned her camera to her immediate surroundings capturing day-to-day life along the Rue Mouffetard. Lacking synch sound and incorporating a number of unconventional techniques, this short work displays ...

  • The World of Jacques Demy

    Directed by Agnès Varda • 1995 • France, Belgium, Spain

    Hollywood has had its fair share of power couples; husband and wife duos that have each enjoyed illustrious careers in the film industry. In France, one of the most noteworthy marital unions occurred when Jacques Demy and Agnès Varda tied...

  • La Pointe Courte

    Directed by Agnès Varda • 1956 • France

    The great Agnès Varda's film career began with this graceful, penetrating study of a marriage on the rocks, set against the backdrop of a small Mediterranean fishing village. Both a stylized depiction of the complicated relationship between a married cou...

  • Du côté de la côte

    Directed by Agnès Varda • 1958 • France

    As if you need any more reasons to visit the beautiful south of France, Agnès Varda celebrates the splendor of this area in a short documentary funded by the French Tourism Office. In this cheeky little film, Varda highlights the importance of tourism to...

  • Les fiancés du pont Macdonald

    Directed by Agnès Varda • 1961 • France

    Directed by Agnès Varda for her film CLÉO FROM 5 TO 7, this short film stars her French new wave colleagues Jean-Luc Godard, Anna Karina, Sami Frey, and Eddie Constantine.

  • Le bonheur

    Directed by Agnès Varda • 1965 • France

    Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse (Claire Drouot), young husband and father François (Jean-Claude Drouot) finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker. One of Agnès Varda's most provocative fil...

  • Documenteur

    Directed by Agnès Varda • 1981 • France

    This small-scale fiction about a divorced mother and her child (played by Agnès Varda's own son) leading a quiet existence on L.A.'s margins was made directly after Mur Murs, and though DOCUMENTEUR is different in form and tone from that film, the two ar...