The first lady is coming: A retrospective of Agnès Varda
A new project entitled The Greats of World Documentary Film is launched with a unique retrospective of 17 documentary films including the successful documentaries The Beaches of Agnès and The Gleaners and I by the French director Agnès Varda. “The fact that Varda is one of the gems of world cinema whose works must be made accessible to viewers across the globe was never doubted at DAFilms even for a second,” says Diana Tabakov, acquisitions manager at DAFilms.
Agnès Varda created a stir by participating in the creation of the script for the erotic film Last Tango in Paris. Her creative film Cléo from 5 to 7 is considered one of the gems of the French New Wave. Some French critics perceived Varda as a director who parodies the New Wave. With a smile she responded that this statement is not precise because at that time she was still only in her thirties. Varda herself is against categorising. In her films, she focuses on topics such as sex, ageing, death and breaking social taboos.
For FREE STREAM from February 4 to February 17.
Films for the event
YDESSA, LES OURS et ETC... (Orig.) / 2004 / France / 44 min
In two huge rooms, discover hundreds of old photographs: children in their Sunday best, families gathered, groups of friends, athletes or colleagues, etc., and discover that in each picture we also see a teddy bear…