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Daguerréotypes
Daguerréotypes
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9,121 Ratings

DAGUERRÉOTYPES

Directed by Agnès Varda
France, 1975
Documentary

Synopsis

The business owners and shops of Paris’ rue Daguerre are the street’s lifeblood: bakers, tailors, butchers, perfumers, music-store clerks, and others, who, between the everyday rituals of their work, talk of their lives, relationships, and dreams.

Synopsis

The business owners and shops of Paris’ rue Daguerre are the street’s lifeblood: bakers, tailors, butchers, perfumers, music-store clerks, and others, who, between the everyday rituals of their work, talk of their lives, relationships, and dreams.

Our take

Agnès Varda described this film as “more or less a casual look at my neighbors.” But sociological merit alone doesn’t do justice to this thoughtful, playful, and inventive portrait of a neighborhood. A vital time capsule of Parisian street life in the 1970s and the vital importance of community.