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Agnes Varda

by Brendan Nagle Film Kicking the Canon

Le Bonheur | Agnes Varda

The first image of Agnes Varda’s 1965 film Le Bonheur (meaning “happiness” in English) is that of a yellow sunflower beaming in the radiant light of a perfect summer day. As the opening credits appear on-screen, we cut to another similarly-situated sunflower, and then to…

January 23, 2020
Photo: Janus Films
by Matthew Lucas Film Horizon Line

Varda by Agnès | Agnès Varda

Agnès Varda’s documentaries have often incorporated her immediate periphery – friends (Jane B. by Agnès V.), family (Uncle Yanco), neighbors (Diary of a Pregnant Woman, Daguerreotypes), or strangers she finds particularly interesting (The Gleaners and I, Faces Places). While she often takes part in the films…

November 30, 2019
by Paul Attard Film Horizon Line

Faces Places | Agnes Varda & JR

Working with famed French photographer JR, formative French New Wave auteur Agnes Varda has one goal for her collaborative film Faces Places: to create indelible images. One way the two accomplish their objective is by having Varda document JR placing massive pasted murals of strangers’ faces around various villages (a continuation of…

October 7, 2017
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