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Documenteur
Documenteur
8.1
/10
3,863 Ratings

DOCUMENTEUR

Directed by Agnès Varda
France, United States, 1981
Drama

Synopsis

In Los Angeles, the French woman Emilie slowly puts her life together after breaking up with her partner. As she tries to find a home for herself and her son, adjusting to life as a single mother, her distress is expressed through a voice-over narration, reflecting on her thoughts and feelings.

Synopsis

In Los Angeles, the French woman Emilie slowly puts her life together after breaking up with her partner. As she tries to find a home for herself and her son, adjusting to life as a single mother, her distress is expressed through a voice-over narration, reflecting on her thoughts and feelings.

Our take

With masterpieces like Le Bonheur and Vagabond it’s sometimes easy to forget that La Varda is also one of the finest documentarians to ever grace the cinema. This self-proclaimed “emotion film” weaves a quiet fictional narrative with pure truth to build an engrossing portrait of a complex woman.