Interview with Agnès Varda - Les Plages d'Agnès


Yes, the interview's in French & I struggle to understand some of it, but Agnes Varda's eighty year old joie de vivre inspires me and reminds me that filmmaking is fun. And —what a treat—her latest film, The Beaches of Agnes, is coming to the New Zealand International Film Festivals, traveling the country from July 10-November 26, here in Wellywood from July 18-August 3.

NZFF director Bill Gosden writes:

Agnès Varda was the lone female amongst the New Wave directors who shook up French cinema and helped set the agenda for the cultural revolution in the 60s. At almost 80 she has created a playfully idiosyncratic memoir of her sentimental education and life as an artist. Responding eagerly to the possibilities offered by digital technology, she sets up tableaux that recall her earlier work and places herself within her old photographs and extracts from her films (Vagabond, The Gleaners and I and many more). She revisits old haunts to reminisce fondly with collaborators she's not seen for decades. She discusses the years spent with her husband/soulmate, the late Jacques Demy, her feminism, her romantic adventures and the rewards of independence. It's an illuminating account of a wonderfully full life and the best possible proof of her perpetual, instinctive reinvention of herself as an artist.

Interview d'Agnès Varda pour la sortie de son film les plages d'Agnès le 17 Décembre 2008: ITW Agnès Varda - Les Plages d'Agnès
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  1. Les Plages d'Agnes is biographical documentary movie directed by Agnes Varda. In this movie,a number of beaches have been featured . The only film directed by Varda that turned out to be a flop.I download Les Plages d'Agnes movie last week......

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