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Varda by Agnès(Varda par Agnès)

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France · 2019-2019
1 seasons · Completed
1h 59m
Director Agnès Varda
Starring Agnès Varda, Sandrine Bonnaire, Nurith Aviv
Genre Documentary

Legendary filmmaker Agnès Varda sheds light on her experience as a director, revealing personal insight into her creative process and artistic journey. In this unpredictable and fascinating documentary that travels from Rue Daguerre in Paris to Los Angeles and Beijing, one of the giants of cinema looks back on her career and life lived on her own terms.

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Time Out by

It’s an enjoyable primer for audiences who haven’t seen any of her films, while those more familiar with her work will take great pleasure in listening to her musings.


CineVue by Alasdair Bayman

Rendering the passage of time as a painful yet serene experience, Varda by Agnès comprehends what it means to be a human with a natural flair for creative output.


IndieWire by David Ehrlich

Watching the 90-year-old filmmaker pick through the scrapheap of her own memories and fashion the bits into a fresh perspective on the relationship between reality and representation, stillness and movement, life and art, it seems that Varda has become something of a gleaner, herself.


Variety by Guy Lodge

Slight as a Varda film, but shot through with its maker’s characteristic pluck and whimsy, Varda by Agnès gives her newly recruited fans everything they’ve come to see.


The Telegraph by Robbie Collin

Varda by Agnès is unquestionably one for the fans ... But this film also serves as a tantalising crash-course for newcomers.


Time by Stephanie Zacharek

You’ll learn a lot from Varda’s narration, about filmmaking, about life, about her. If you want to know how to turn scraps into gold, this is the masterclass for you.


The Hollywood Reporter by Stephen Dalton

The director is such an engaging presence onscreen — wry and humane, balancing sly social commentary with a playfully child-like attitude — that even a minor autumnal work like this is still a heart-warming mood-lifter.


Screen Daily by Wendy Ide

Like much of her digital work in the twentieth century, Varda’s approach here is a kind of expansive introspection; it’s a film which looks both inwards and outwards at the same time. And like Varda herself, it pulls off the combination of a trundling, amiable pace with a biting intellectual acuity.