Retro Varda/Demy


Agnès Varda
FRA 1985
102 min

Critically acclaimed as Varda's masterpiece, Vagabond begins in the south of France, where Mona, a young woman, is found frozen in a ditch. She's ill kempt, a vagabond. Through flashbacks and brief interviews, we trace her final weeks, as she camps alone or falls in with various men and women, many of whom project their needs onto her or try to give her life direction. She squats in an old house smoking hash with a man, falls for a Tunisian labourer and works beside him pruning grape vines, stays with a couple shepherding goats, meets an agronomist trying to save plane trees, gets tipsy with an old woman, and is offered to appear in porn films.
Sandrine Bonnaire won several awards for her brilliant performance as the alienated young woman, and the film took three top prizes at the Venice Film Festival.

  • Yolande Moreau
  • Sandrine Bonnaire
  • Stéphane Freiss - Gilles
  • Macha Méril
  • Patrick Lepczynski
  • Yahiaoui Assouna
  • Joël Fosse
  • Marthe Jarnias
  • Laurence Cortadellas
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