Past screening

Re:Dox – Agnès Varda

Year: 2023


Year: 2023
Last Screened: Thu 18th Apr 2019

Whether it’s your favourite Agnès Varda doc of all time, or one of her films you’ve never seen before, we invite you to choose how we pay our respects to the queen of French New Wave.

Our Re:Dox strand will give you the power to decide which smash-hit docs we bring back to big screen, and we wanted to start by giving you the chance to pick three Varda films you’d love to see.

1.      The Gleaners and I (2000)
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.

2.      The Beaches of Agnès (2008)
It’s her 80th birthday so Agnes Varda makes a brilliant autobiographical film, playing with memories and the artefacts of time.

3.      La Pointe Courte (1955)
Agnes Varda’s first feature film kicked off the French New Wave and is a stunning experimental piece, interweaving fact and fiction within a Mediterranean fishing community.

4.      Faces Places (2017)
Varda teams up with street artist JR and goes on a road trip, painting giant murals that reflect the people and lives of each location they visit.