A universe seems to be full of universes and Rue Daguerre is one of them and then Rue Daguerre is full of Daguerreotypes who are universes themselves. And Agnes Varda explores those universes. And it is so good to get a inside these worlds through her lenses. You always feel if a director treasured her personages/characters, it's made with such delicacy and genuine interest.
Varda's portrait of the people on her street in a working-class neighborhood meets all my expectations for what a good documentary should be. We see working people in their real environments, standing up, working, moving around-and never do we see anyone sitting in a chair talking! I don't know who invented that format of filming people sitting in chairs talking,but those film makers can learn from people like Varda!
A wonderful film as usual from Varda. My one reservation was that half way through the film the inclusion of the magician sequences pulled the film away from the real focus of the narrative - the vivid portraits of the people of Rue Daguerre - and underlined a metaphor between reality and illusion a little to heavily.