At the sea shore, a goat, a child, and a naked man. This is a photograph taken in 1954 by Agnès Varda. The goat was dead, the child was named Ulysses, and the man was naked. Starting from this frozen image, the film explores the real and the imaginary.
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Great work about memory, and the passing of time. Agnès Varda once again does a documentary piece about a part of her life and people that were important to her. The leitmotif is a photo taken almost 30 years before, a composition. By going back to that day and talking to the photographed people after all those years, she does a very interesting reflexion, letting it go where her curiosity and poetic look takes her.
A meditation on so much. Images, memory, the vastness of narrative compared to a frozen image in time. The pains and joys of lives that are not revealed in one image of them but also all that can be read into an image. All that it can mean. It is, after all, capturing time for all eternity. I love Agnes Varda :-)
La mémoire, cette triste fonction intellectuelle que peu savent correctement exploiter, est mise en lumière par la magnanime Varda, dans un jeu photographique des plus amusants. Un beau moment de poésie, toujours dans l'infinie profondeur du noir et du blanc
Amazing film! Films are made of photographs and when you start to read them, they started to relate with a bigger universe and here it has been reversed, we watch the film of a photograph, and film maker moves from one angle to another, with detail to another to made the film.