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Agnes Varda
« on: January 30, 2017, 07:20:03 PM »
Anybody out there know her stuff well?
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Re: Agnes Varda
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2017, 07:45:15 PM »
I've only seen:
Daguerreotypes
The Gleaners & I
The Beaches of Agnes

All showcase her passion for curiosity. Gleaners was my favorite. Have not seen any of her fiction films.
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Re: Agnes Varda
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2017, 08:28:59 PM »
I've only seen:
Daguerreotypes
The Gleaners & I
The Beaches of Agnes

All showcase her passion for curiosity. Gleaners was my favorite. Have not seen any of her fiction films.

Of the fiction I've seen I was lukewarm on Le Bonheur and Cleo From 5 to 7 which felt a little repetitive. I think others will be able to comment on her style with much more authority though.
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Re: Agnes Varda
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2017, 08:31:39 PM »
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Re: Agnes Varda
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2017, 10:38:12 PM »
I've seen these:

1. La bonheur
2. Ydessa, les ours et etc.
3. The Beaches of Agnes
4. Vagabond
5. 7p., cuis., s. de b., ... à saisir
6. Ulysse
7. T'as de beaux escaliers tu sais
8. The Young Girls Turn 25
9. Du côté de la côte
10. Jacquot de Nantes

11. The World of Jacques Demy
12. Cinevardaphoto
13. Cleo from 5 to 7
14. The Gleaners and I

15. La Pointe-courte
16. Les Fiancés du pont Mac Donald
17. Les Dites Cariatides
18. Plaisir d'amour en Iran
19. Réponse de femmes: Notre corps, notre sexe
20. L'Opéra mouffe
21. Salut les cubains

22. Elsa la rose



...with the caveat that it's been a while since I've seen the "big" ones, Vagabond and Cleo.

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Re: Agnes Varda
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2017, 11:44:24 PM »
I've seen about a half dozen.  What I love about her as a director is her playfulness and her joy even in the darkest of stories.  I would watch The Gleaners and I and Vagabond at a moments notice.  Claire from 5 to 7 in an effort to better understand what she was aiming at.  And her autobiography The Beaches of Agnes just to appreciate again her joy de vivre.

I still have many more to watch, but I look forward to them.

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Re: Agnes Varda
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2017, 12:26:26 AM »
Martin's seen more than I have.

I've seen

"Du côté de la côte"
"Diary of a Pregnant Woman"
Cleo from 5 to 7
Le Bonheur

"Salut les Cubains"
"Ulysse"
The Gleaners & I
"Ydessa, the Bears and etc."
Cinevardaphoto (which is just a collection of her three short films, all of which relate to photographs in some way: ""Salut les Cubains," "Ulysse," "Ydessa, the Bears and etc.")
The Beaches of Agnès


And I love them all. Her humor (playfulness and joy, is a good way to put it, as oldkid says); her humanity and interest in all things human (her camera offers a gaze that is both brutal and compassionate); her self-awareness that never seems to turn into self-congratulation (partly because she never seems to take herself too seriously even while she is passionate about her art); her inquiry into the nature of art and into the artist as someone who is a vessel for seeing the world rather than as someone who makes pronouncements upon the world.

 

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