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The Beaches of Agnès(Les Plages d'Agnès)

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France · 2008
1h 50m
Director Agnès Varda
Starring Agnès Varda, André Lubrano, Blaise Fournier, Vincent Fournier
Genre Documentary

Filmmaking icon Agnès Varda, the award-winning director regarded by many as the grandmother of the French new wave, turns the camera on herself with this unique autobiographical documentary. Varda's self-portrait recounts the highs and lows of her professional career, the many friendships that affected her life, and her longtime marriage to cinematic giant Jacques Demy.

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Oddball mix that may strike some as overly whimsical but should delight the filmmaker's many fans.


Village Voice by J. Hoberman

In a sense, Varda has done for herself what she did for Demy--creating a work, as charming as it is touching, that serves to explicate and enrich an entire oeuvre.


The New York Times by Manohla Dargis

The images are as delightful, unexpected and playfully uninhibited as Ms. Varda, perhaps the only filmmaker who has both won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and strolled around an art exhibition while costumed as a potato (not at the same time).


The A.V. Club by Noel Murray

If The Beaches Of Agnès has no clear structure, that's only because neither does Varda’s life--except in retrospect.

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