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The Creatures(Les Créatures)

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France, Sweden · 1966
1h 34m
Director Agnès Varda
Starring Catherine Deneuve, Michel Piccoli, Eva Dahlbeck, Marie-France Mignal
Genre Drama, Fantasy

After a road accident, a writer, Edgar, and his wife, Mylène, take up residence on an island off the coast of France to recuperate. Edgar soon recovers from his injuries and begins writing his next novel; his wife, however, has lost her voice and can only communicate through written notes. The islanders grow suspicious of the reclusive couple, and their unease soon turns to aggression.

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Although The Creatures has been mostly forgotten in Agnes Varda's catalogue and was considered an artistic failure by Varda herself, it's a fantastic underseen gem and a bizarre, sensual, and humorous portrait of marital conflict.

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