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Adieu Agnès Varda

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A small tribute to a grand figure who has just left us at the age of 90: Agnès Varda. Godmother of the French New Wave, prolific auteur, nimble innovator, and constant inspiration as an artist and a person, Varda was one of the most important artists of the cinema. During her expansive, illustrious career, she made an endlessly eclectic array of feminist cinema, ranging from playful documentaries to subversive fictions. (She was also an early and much-appreciated collaborator with MUBI, as we curated the first streaming retrospective of her work in 2010.) We are presenting three special films in homage to that most special artist, Agnès.

The Beaches of Agnès

Agnès Varda France, 2008

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Adieu Agnès Varda

It breaks our heart to have to pay tribute to Agnès Varda, godmother of the New Wave, prolific auteur, nimble innovator, and constant inspiration as an artist and a person. She was our first retrospective focus, in 2010. We are presenting three special films in homage to that special artist, Agnès.

Jacquot de Nantes

Agnès Varda France, 1991

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Adieu Agnès Varda

We continue our tribute to Agnès Varda with her portrait of director Jacques Demy, her partner of 32 years. Recounting his influences and inspirations, this loving film traces his beginnings as an artist, and constructs its own intertextual relationship between Varda and Demy’s two singular cinemas.

Salut les Cubains

Agnès Varda France, 1963

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Adieu Agnès Varda

Agnès Varda’s cinema came in many different shapes, as with this docu-photo-essay: a playful portrait of the island of Cuba through its people, its music, but more importantly through the reforms of the recent revolution. As much an informative historical document as an inventive and sparkling film.

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