Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins
Film run time: 1h 55min
Part of the ‘A Cinematic Odyssey: Postcards from Europe’ strand.
Spanning across a 60 year career, the ever creative, playful and curious master of cinema, Agnès Varda reflects on her body of work and passions with dazzling insight.
Varda’s charming and approachable film is a semi-dramatised lantern lecture, an autobiographical, auto-critical work using footage from her speaking at various events, with clips and playfully dramatised reconstructions and superimpositions looking back over the director’s remarkable life. Directing over 50 films including shorts and features going back to the inception of the French New Wave in the 1950s. Not to mention a significant body of work in TV series, art installation, photography and books. A touching self-portrait providing an insight into her oeuvre and how she set out to reinvent cinema.
Feeling like a goodbye, Varda goes out by handing us an index to her case studies in how to spread creativity into the world. Two hours in this director’s company is a pleasure.
The film will be introduced by Dr Paul Sutton, who will stay for the end of the film for a post-screening discussion in the front-tier of the downstairs seating area.
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