Varda by Agnès (Varda par Agnès)

2 Hr. 0 Min.

Screening format: DCP
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Sponsored by: Maxine and Django Wishner


For the final film completed by Agnès Varda—legend of the French New Wave—before her untimely death earlier this year, she turned her curious, sympathetic camera to herself. The follow-up to her Oscar-nominated Faces Places, Varda by Agnès is a visual memoir crafted into a two-part, free-flowing meditation, bucking convention as only Varda could. This lovely coda to a celebrated life ruminates on a career, a style, and an ethos, and on art itself.


"A master class on filmmaking by the late, great Agnès Varda, by way of a tour of her 64 years behind and in front of the lens, as a leading force of the French New Wave."
- Toronto Star
"As Varda's physical strength diminishes, and she gives us an ending that very much feels like a goodbye, she goes out by handing us an index to her case studies in how to spread creativity into the world."
- Little White Lies
"It's a charming and characteristically bittersweet farewell that allows Varda to have the final word on her films."
- indieWire

Community Partners: Racine Art Museum, Film Girl Film Festival, Milwaukee Art Museum Photography Council


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