In this autobiographical documentary, we join beloved Belgian-born French auteur Agnès Varda (CLEO FROM 5 TO 7, VAGABOND, THE GLEANERS & I, FACES PLACES) as she revisits moments from her extensive and influential body of work.
We know Agnès Varda from her contribution to the world of French New Wave, as well as feminist cinema, but it is her curiosity of spirit and willingness to experiment that made her such a compelling voice. VARDA BY AGNÈS, her final film before her death, is like a cinematic scrapbook in which we find the filmmaker exploring feelings on her own identity and what it means to be an artist. Varda takes us on a tour through her photography, films, art installations, and meaningful personal experiences, as she resurrects old memories and shares wisdom from a long, rich life of creativity and exploration – all on her own terms, from her own distinct and playful point of view. The film is “both an excellent primer for newcomers, and a wonderful parting gift for longtime fans (…) The perfect way for the legendary auteur to have the last word.” (David Elrich, IndieWire)
(France / 2019 / Directed by Agnès Varda & Didier Rouget)
Unrated / 1 hr 55 mins.