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RE:DOX - THE GLEANERS AND I

RE:DOX Winner
Dir: Agnès Varda
France / 2000 / 82mins

Inspired by a 19th century painting of people gleaning the potatoes remaining after a harvest, Varda meets the modern-day gleaners who treasure and survive on abandoned items.

Since 1554 a French law has stated that gleaning is a civil right.

From digging through the leftovers in a field, to picking up the discarded items at the end of a market day, the people Varda meets vary in their needs, backgrounds and philosophies.

Varda reflects on her own role as a gleaner – a gleaner of images and ideas – and in her move from analogue film, to digital she plays with her new medium. She doesn’t reject the accidents, and instead celebrates them in a brilliant, esoteric approach unique to her ever-imaginative and responsive filmmaking.

 

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Date: Fri 26 Apr 2019 - Thu 2 May 2019
Price: Regular PEAK £9 (£7 CONCESSIONS) / OFF PEAK £5
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