VARDA BY AGNÈS Cinema's Legacy


Talent attending: Mathieu Demy (Representative)

Concluding a series of insightful personal documentaries by French New Wave pioneer Agnès Varda, this personally guided cinematic tour became a poetic memorial to a colossal career when the 90-year-old artist died one month following its 2019 Berlinale premiere. Finding humor in the unexpected and beauty even in sadness, Varda’s ruminations on aging and mortality, delightfully unabashed feminism and enthusiastic interest in others paint a vibrant self-portrait of the legendary filmmaker and her particular mode of seeing. A perceptive reflection on art and life – positively in love with both – this captivating exploration incorporates Varda’s documentary and fiction work, installations and photography, offering original concepts and anecdotes that will enrich their impact to those familiar and provide a welcome introduction to the uninitiated. –Malin Kan

Agnès Varda was born in Brussels. She studied art history and photography at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Her many films include CLÉO FROM 5 TO 7 (1962), LE BONHEUR (1965), ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN’T (1977), DOCUMENTEUR (1980), VAGABOND (1985), JACQUOT DE NANTES (1991), THE GLEANERS & I (2000), THE BEACHES OF AGNÈS (2008) and FACES PLACES (2017). VARDA BY AGNÈS is her final film.

Emily Woodburne
Janus Films


Country: France

Year: 2019

Director: Agnès Varda

Screenwriter: Agnès Varda

Producer: Rosalie Varda

Executive Producers: Joey Faré, Dany Boon

Directors of Photography: Claire Duguet, François Décréau, Julia Fabry

Editors: Agnès Varda, Nicolas Longinotti

Cast/Featuring: Agnès Varda

Running Time (minutes): 120 min

Language : French