Varda by Agnès

Agnès Varda
Running Time
115 mins

The last film by feminist filmmaker, grandmother of the French nouvelle vague and officially the oldest director (at 90) to be nominated for a competitive Oscar, Agnès Varda’s Varda by Agnès is both a sequel-of-sorts to 2008’s The Beaches of Agnès and an apt swansong as it looks back at her distinguished six-decades-plus career.

It’s based on a series of playful lectures she gave in her final years and includes all the digressions and surrealism we’ve come to expect. Watch out for Agnes dressed as a potato and building a floral tomb for her deceased pussycat (not simultaneously).

By robin askew, Monday, Jun 24 2019

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