Society looks at them with contempt but then if you think about it, what they do makes perfect sense. Perhaps more than western consumerism. You don't have to like Varda's style, but you have to admit she's really open - otherwise it wouldn't be easy to find characters like the rubber-boots-guy of the creator of garbage totems.
Set lørdag den 28. oktober. Har bidt den lidt og var ikke sikker på at jeg ville se den færdig, men Varda kan noget helt specielt anderledes med sin måde at filme på, så jeg blev hængende og så hele filmen. Synes det er en dejlig film med mange gode interviews og optagelser. Og temaet med at samle bidrager til at holde sammen på det hele.
Simple and honest personal investigation into Gleaners in France. Film makes and also follows Vardas travels. Important to this doco is Varda ability and strike a conversation with strangers/doco subjects that takes here to unexpected and fruitful places. Great fun.
"In a department store in Tokyo, on the top floor, there were Rembrandt paintings. This is Saskia up close, and then my hand up close, I mean, this is my project: to film with one hand my other hand. To enter in the horror of it. I find it extraordinary, I feel as if I am an animal. Worse, I am an animal I don't know. And here's Rembrandt self-portrait, but it's just the same in fact, always a self-portrait." 32:33
a bit long for me, but i enjoy agnes varda's documentaries and the few movies i've seen. there's humor and a style in them. she presents a pattern of putting herself in this documentary and having a foundation of what she wants to tell, something so cultural and socio-political and going back and forth. on technology advancing, growing old, poverty, waste, etc. in the year she filmed this i felt a sense of change.