Gleaning Truths: Agnès Varda
“The tool of every self-portrait is the mirror. You see yourself in it. Turn it the other way, and you see the world”
Revered for her bold political and autobiographically inspired work, Agnès Varda is a seminal feminist filmmaker and matriarch of French Cinema. Her influential career began in the 1950s with La Pointe Courte – often considered the first film of the New Wave – and has spanned seven decades with no sign of slowing down as she enters her 90th year.
Given her recent bestowal of the Oscar® for Outstanding Contribution to Cinema, now seems the perfect time to celebrate one of the most pioneering feminist filmmakers of all time with this season of brand new digital restorations of eight of Varda's best-known films - and an illustrated talk on her work.