como todo lo que toca la abuela de la nouvelle vague, esta película es poesía pero también política. filosofía pero también una historia conmovedora, un reflejo de lo que somos y podemos ser. vaya agallas de la señora para filmar este tipo de historias, de personajes, de situaciones. larga vida a la varda!
Is having nothing the only way of having it all? As Mona, Varda travels through - alleys, abandoned places, abandoned people, all passengers, everything passing by. It's so beautiful how each time somebody tells their version of Mona's freedom, because each one had to leave something behind to be stable. Choosing to build her film on this opposite game, Varda doesn't make a movie, she builds a mirror.
Great for a double session with 2014 Wild. Agnès Vardas' film seeks the vestiges of a woman, telling her impossible story through the collected fragments of those who have crossed her path in the weeks, or months leading to her death. A good contrast with the self-defining narratives, like Wild, where the narrator is able to clearly speak from the present looking back, retroactively identifying purpose and meaning.
I like all of Agnes Varda's films, and this, I think is her finest. Sandrine Bonnaire is brilliant, and together they create an eloquent, sensitive portrayal of a true story that would probably have been quickly forgotten if Varda had not made this unforgettable film.
THE varda masterpiece. this film is a perfect culmination of her obsession notions of links and connectivity as everything is just a cycle. also the trees in this film form a perfect imagery as their death shows the death of hope in this film in contrast to the 'varda' style. the main performance is absolutely sensational as mona becomes mirror for characters to see the emptiness and futility of their own lives.
A fairly central screen text for me as a teen. Saw it again last night. For the first time on 35mm. I can think of no film made during my lifetime that has altered my world which I would have rather had the chance to see on a beat-up 35mm print. Mona is one of the most iconic characters of our time (helps that she basically has a uniform). It might be THE great film about dignity.