Varda par Agnès

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Varda par Agnès

Varda By Agnès

Agnès Varda
F, 2018
Features, 119min, OmeU

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Varda par Agnès

Agnès Varda
F, 2018
Features, 119min, OmeU

Mon
28
Oct
15:30
Gartenbaukino
Mon
04
Nov
18:00
Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus
Screenplay: 
Agnès Varda
Sound: 
David Chaulier
Alan Savary
Camera: 
François Décréau
Claire Duguet
Julia Fabry
Editor: 
Agnès Varda
Nicolas Longinotti

Production: 
Ciné-tamaris
Arte France
HBB26
Scarlett Productions
World Sales: 
mk2 Films
Format: 
DCP
Color and Black/White

During the 1990s, in her 60s, Agnès Varda memorialised her late husband Jacques Demy across a series of films. In 2008, turning 80 and facing an intimation of mortality, she memorialized herself in THE BEACHES OF AGNÈS. Ten years later, just before turning 90 and dying in March 2019, she provided another kind of selfretrospective in VARDA PAR AGNÈS. It begins in a theatre, as a masterclass before a rapt audience; but soon, with her typical dexterity of montage (cinécriture as she called it), it becomes a weave of many talks, extracts, snippets from self-produced DVD extras, and invited testimonies from select collaborators. This is Varda as she chose to present herself to us, in the image she carefully sculpted – energetic, affable, playful, boundlessly creative – with only a few tell-tale hints of her underlying toughness and tenacity as both artist and businesswoman. Throwing strict biographical chronology aside, Varda takes us on a tour through her films (major and minor, short and long), lets us glimpse her photographs, and then transits to the 21st century world of digital cameras and museum installations. What to do with her old film prints? Recycle them as cabinsculptures! (Adrian Martin)

With VIENNALE-TRAILER 2004: VIENNALE WALZER.

 

Agnès Varda: CLÉO FROM 5 TO 7 (1961), SALUT LES CUBAINS (1963, K), BLACK PANTHERS (1968, K), PLAISIR D’AMOUR EN IRAN (1976, K), ONE SINGS THE OTHER DOESN’T (1976), VAGABOND (1985), JANE B. BY AGNÈS V. (1987), KUNG-FU-MASTER (1987), THE YOUNG GIRLS TURN 25 (1992), L’UNIVERS DE JACQUES DEMY (1993), ONE HUNDRED AND ONE NIGHTS (1994), THE GLEANERS AND I (2000), THE BEACHES OF AGNÈS (2008), AGNÈS DE-ÇI DE-LÀ VARDA (2010), FACES PLACES (2018).