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VARDA BY AGNÈS

Year 2019
Runtime 115 mins
Language French
Subtitles English Subtitles
Alberta Premiere

In this French New Wave pioneer and documentary master’s final film, Agnes Varda reflects upon her incredible body of work and artistic inspirations.

Called a “cinematic victory lap [which] will delight her recently expanded fanbase” by Variety, Agnes Varda’s last film is a thoughtful reflection on her illuminous and groundbreaking career. Passing away at the age of 90 in March 2019, this Academy Award winning director left behind a filmography that plays a seminal role in film history. Moving from her dramatic work in establishing the French New Wave with CLEO FROM 5 TO 7 (1961) to her later documentary work including the acclaimed THE GLEANERS AND I (CIFF 2001), Varda sits centre stage at a French Opera house treating the audience to an insider's view of her more than half a century in cinema.

Although all of her films reflect a certain level of auto-biography, Varda provides the most open version of herself in this denouement of her body of work. This fitting tribute is a must see for her fans and a fantastic introduction for those who have just discovered this master.

Countries

France
Director
Agnès Varda
Producer
Rosalie Varda
Screenwriter
Agnès Varda
Cinematographer
François Décréau, Claire Duguet, Julia Fabry
Editor
Agnès Varda, Nicolas Longinotti