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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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.
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".
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.
Almost every film of Varda leaves a smile on my face. She had such a grand heart, sense of humor and creativity that she reflected them in every work she created. "The establishment, it stinks. It stinks so much that I can't define it", said Uncle Yanco. It was also very nice to meet Uncle Yanco.
A film that seemed alive with the possibilities of its time now seems antiquated or quaint to us. Best to focus on the eternal - there will always be those who reject the mainstream and forge paths of their own.
Cela commence comme un film familial puis ça devient une ode à l'art et à l'esprit de liberté, incarné par cet "oncle" fabuleux. C'est enjoué, sincère et assez moderne dans sa construction. Très beau !