Directed by: Agnes Varda
Countries & Regions: France
Length: 451 mins
Region: Region 2
Released: 22 February 2010
Cat No: ART473DVD
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The Agnes Varda Collection: Volume 2
Cast: Sandrine Bonnaire , Yolande Moreau , Therese Liotard , Jacques Demy , Philippe Maron , Edouard Joubeaud , Laurent Monnier , Setti Ramdane , Francis Balchère , Jean-Louis Perletti , Christophe Alcazar , Dominique Durand , Joel Fosse , Patrick Schmit , Patrick Sokol , Valerie Mairess , Robert Dadiès
Four films by Nouvelle Vague director Agnès Varda. ’The Beaches of Agnés’ (2008) is an intimate and inventive autobiographical account of... Read More
Agnès Varda’s remarkable career is well served by this second collection.
Her ruggedly poetic condemnation of societal indifference towards wasted lives, Vagabond (1985), was acclaimed for its combination of eyewitness accounts and flashbacks to the days immediately before teenager Sandrine Bonnaire’s demise.
Feminists took against L’une chante, l’autre pas (1976), which chronicles the friendship between a mother and a student chanteuse, but it’s impossible not to be stirred by the emotional and political potency of this fanfare for the common woman.
In Jacquot de Nantes (1991), Philippe Maron excels as the would-be auteur producing his first movies. This exquisite account of the youth of her recently deceased husband, Jacques Demy, finally received an overdue companion piece with The Beaches of Agnès (2008, available separately, see p24), which combines autobiography with mischievous digression and the dauntless octogenarian’s infectious love of life and cinema.