Gleaning Truths: Agnès Varda
Gleaning Truths: Agnès Varda

Gleaning Truths: Agnès Varda

Season

Please note: this season finished in Aug 2018

“The tool of every self-portrait is the mirror. You see yourself in it. Turn it the other way, and you see the world”
Agnès Varda

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.


Previous screenings & events in this season

The Gleaners & I  U  S Agnès Varda

The Gleaners & I
Please note: This was screened in Aug 2018
Film
Agnès Varda travelled the French countryside to study the world of foragers and scavengers called The Gleaners in this honest and intriguing documentary.

Jacquot de Nantes  PG  S Agnès Varda

Jacquot de Nantes
Please note: This was screened in Aug 2018
Film
This was to be the first of Varda's three films which celebrated her late husband, French filmmaker Jacques Demy, and told the story of a child and his obsession of pursuing his dream to become a filmmaker.

Playfully serious or seriously playful? The films of Agnès Varda Agnès Varda

Playfully serious or seriously playful? The films of Agnès Varda
Please note: This event took place in Aug 2018
Talk
An illustrated talk by Cinema Producer Tara Judah (who may or may not don a human potato suit) on the films of Agnès Varda.

Beaches of Agnes  18  PS Agnès Varda

The Beaches of Agnès
Please note: This was screened in Aug 2018
Film
The Beaches of Agnès is the 80-year-old filmmaker's collage of investigations into her own life, a deceptively simple metaphor for the journey into her past.

La Pointe Courte  PG  S Agnès Varda

La Pointe Courte
Please note: This was screened in Aug 2018
Film
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.

Le Bonheur  15  S Agnès Varda

Le Bonheur
Please note: This was screened in Aug 2018
Film
A classic romantic triangle is the set up for Varda’s melodrama exploring the themes of fidelity and the dark side of happiness in a modern, self-centred world.

One Sings, The Other Doesn't  12A  S Agnès Varda

One Sings, The Other Doesn't
Please note: This was screened in Aug 2018
Film
Agnès Varda's drama focuses on the intertwined lives of two women brought together during the struggle of the women's movement in 1970s France - a subject matter that remains all too familiar with Varda, who was personally involved with the movement.

Cleo from 5 to 7  PG  S Agnès Varda

Cleo from 5 to 7
Please note: This was screened in Aug 2018
Film
Agnes Varda’s iconic real-time portrait of a singer set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy.

Vagabond  15  S Agnès Varda

Vagabond
Please note: This was screened in July 2018
Film
Unapologetically transgressive, righteously bleak and infused with a uniquely feminist sensibility, Vagabond is a heartbreaking account of a defiant, free-spirited woman which won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1985.