While in San Francisco for the promotion of her last film in October 1967, Agnès Varda, tipped by her friend Tom Luddy, gets to know a relative she had never heard of before, Jean Varda, nicknamed “Yanco”.
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Another excellent film from the great Agnes Varda. Shot in Sausalito in 1967, this very real doc about Varda's very real uncle provides an alternate look at S.F. Bay Area culture during the alleged "Summer of Love".
the only way to avoid being subjected to the ultimate indignity, which is to be psychoanalized, is to go sailing, at least once a week, without motor - :)) niice. mental health à la grecque, from the times of hesiod.
's funny how a film that makes one feel so much about family, ties and bonds, and connections, and lost shores, — in a non-pedestrian way, of course, — has the protagonist proclaim: "Family is what you shouldn't be". Ah Yanco!
it was great watching varda investigate her own family and her roots. her films are obsessed with links and connections so this fits nicely into her ouevre. she has such an eccentric style to both her film and her personality so this film was enjoyable to watch. everything she does is sheer joy to me.