Returning to the beaches that have been part of her life, Agnès Varda invents a kind of self-portrait-documentary. Agnès stages herself among excerpts of her films, images and reportages; weaving public and private struggles, loves and friendships, films and people, and the history of French cinema.
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Agnès Varda’s creative encounters with her own past are amazing. I am fascinated by the way she reflects personal memories as well as her films and photographies and turns all these elements into ingredients of a new, aesthetically appealing metafilm. Watching „Les plages d'Agnès“ means to discover many influences but also being totally exposed to Varda’s imaginative stream of conciousness filmmaking. Wonderful!
Tes plages sont miennes. Ostende, Knokke-Le Zoute, Coxyde, Wenduine, Blankenberge. Que je parcourais, ado, à vélo, en tram, en stop allant vers le plaisir ou l'aventure ==== These beaches are mine. Ostend, Knokke, Koksijde, Wenduine, Blankenberge, where I spent my boyhood, traveling by bicycle, tram, or hitch hiking, looking for pleasure & adventure ==== Merci Agnès, Belge comme moi, pour ce poème testament, ta vie!