Agnès Varda, professional photographer, installation artist and pioneer of the Nouvelle Vague, is an institution of French cinema. Taking a seat on a theatre stage, she uses photos and film excerpts to provide an insight into her unorthodox oeuvre.
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I can't separate this film/visual lecture from the context in which I saw it: its world premiere in Berlin, Varda present, regaling us with stories of her life less than 2 months before her death. When I remember that day I feel silly for feeling sad, because I'm reminded how no-one treated ageing & death with the lightness of Agnès. I'm sure she would sympathise with my sadness. But I'm not sure she would share it.
Follows a lecture/talk format with bits of flashback and clips from Varda's projects. Could not help but tear up during the film's closing scene.
I do not recommend you see this film if you intend to watch Cleo or her other films but haven't gotten around to it. You're bound to see spoilers.
A trip through more than 60 years of Varda’s art in different forms; cinema, photography (of which I would’ve liked to learn more), and visual arts. She was a great experimentalist who even in her 80s still managed to think anew her relationship to art and technology. “Varda par Agnés” is impressive, because she was impressive. She seems to have had this endless creative energy, extinguished only by death.