V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

KUNG FU MASTER

V' 05

KUNG FU MASTER

Agnès Varda
F, 1987
80min, OmeU

KUNG FU MASTER

Agnès Varda
F, 1987
, 80min, OmeU

Actors: 
Jane Birkin
Mary-Jane
Mathieu Demy
Julien
Charlotte Gainsbourg
Lucy
Lou Doillon
Lou
Eva Simonet
Freundin
Judy Campbell
Mutter
David Birkin
Vater
Andrew Birkin
Bruder
Screenplay: 
Agnès Varda
Sound: 
Oliver Schwob
Camera: 
Pierra-Laurent Chenieux
Editor: 
Marie-Jo Audiard
Composer: 
Joanna Bruzdowicz
Les Rita Mitsouko
Les Bérurier Noir
PIL
Decoration: 
Philippe Bernard
Costume: 
Rose-Marie Melka

Production: 
Ciné Tamaris
World Sales: 
Ciné Tamaris 88 rue Daguerre 75014 Paris, Frankreich T 1 43 22 66 00, cine-tamaris@wanadoo.fr
Format: 
35 mm
Color

The film contains many of the themes seen in Les Glaneurs et la glaneuse, asking: What does it mean to be old? Who can we love? What stories is cinema allowed to tell? Although not visible in this film, Varda is very present in the story. The voice-over sounds like her and Birkin strongly resembles Varda. In fact, the boy is played by Vardas own son, and his sisters by Birkins daughters, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Lou Doillon. This suggests a whole new layer of meaning and pleasure in viewing the film. The playful prelude has the teenage Julien acting out a game character, in jerky movements with appropriate electronic sounds. The scene is played out in front of a shop window and under cranked to add to its comic style. (Helen Carter)

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