Gleaning Truths: Agnès Varda
La Pointe Courte PG (S)
Anticipating the style and attitude of the New Wave, Agnès Varda’s directorial debut remains as fresh and original as the day it was made.
Set in a declining Mediterranean fishing village, the film portrays both the complex relationship between a married couple, exceptionally played by Silvia Monfort and Philippe Noiret, and the economic difficulties facing the wider community.
Remarkably assured and insightful, the film bears the realist approach, social comment and filmmaking flair that would become Varda’s hallmarks.
“You know, I started—I made a film. Then when I finished I said, Oh my god it’s so beautiful—I should be a filmmaker!” Agnès Varda
- The screening of La Pointe Courte on Tue 14 Aug is part of our Cinébites deal: get 30% off any main dish in the Café/Bar with a valid cinema ticket.