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Varda by Agnès

Varda par Agnès

Directed by Agnès Varda
France, 2019


Whether in front of the camera or behind it, Agnès Varda was a visual storyteller who eschewed convention and prescribed approaches to drama. In her final film, she offers a personal insight into her oeuvre, using excerpts from her work to illustrate her unique artistic visions and ideas.

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Varda by Agnès Directed by Agnès Varda
It’s more than just Varda’s last movie; it’s the last scene of her last act, the capper to a twenty-year span of work that includes some of her most original and significant films.
November 22, 2019
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The history of art is filled with late pleasures that coincidentally seem to comment on the death of the artist who made it. But once in a while you encounter a piece that seems like a premeditated farewell—a conscious summing-up of the life and work—whether or not it was intended that way. “Varda by Agnès” is that kind of movie.
November 22, 2019
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In the same way that Jacquot de Nantes accompanies Jacques Demy as he passes, Varda by Agnès, in an ingenious sleight of hand, moves us to witness a poignant act of emotional generosity.
November 21, 2019
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