This is a perfect Vardas-like continuation of Les Glaneurs et la Glaneuse. To do it 2 years later, in the peak of the film's prize momentum and cult-status is almost like producing an anti-sequel. Agnès Vardas is not interested in adding to the cult. She wants to learn what has happened to the people she has met 2 years before. She wants to observe what has happened to her. What did it mean after all? Brave, tender.
If you loved "The Gleaners and I," then you will love this update on the lives of the people who starred in the documentary. It's wonderful to see how their lives have changed and how they have been affected by the attention brought on by the documentary's success. Varda is at her best when she centralizes society's marginalized people.
a great follow up to a great documentary. varda follows to see the reaction to her initial works, while some dislike elements of it and some have changed altogether. plus, varda has more to say on her mortality. some of her images here are visual poetry. and its great to see how at one with these people she is, down to earth sometimes literally. the most loveable auteur i have seen.
Agnès running her fingers over her snail mail, gleaning among postcards, letters, collages, photographies, books, memories, drawings, notebooks, miniatures, paintings... This is the story of how all these paper treasures and traveling objects are the (re)filming of new encounters with the past. Here again, the humble and poetic gesture of the gleaner: the persistent task of filming one hand with the other.
4.5 // um exemplo de como retomar o assunto retratado em um trabalho anterior com dignidade, carinho e reconhecimento. raras são as pessoas que não apenas se aproveitam de assuntos, mas sim se lembram que eles são vivos, continuam... é o completo oposto do jorge furtado com o ilha das flores, por exemplo, que se aproveita do assunto, faz sucesso em cima de pessoas reais, tira sarro e vira as costa pra sempre
Eine schöne Verbindung, die des Sammelns durch alle Jahrzehnte.Und die des Sammelns aus der Not heraus.
Etwas viel Selbstdarstellung der Filmemacherin vielleicht.Möglicherweise ist sie allerdings allein der eigenen Reflexion des Gesehenen geschuldet.