AGNÈS VARDA: LA POINTE COURTE

AGNES VARDA

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Screening in our Agnés Varda season September 8th to 19th. Click for more info.

This film is F-Rated. Find out more here.

Having worked extensively as a photographer, Varda had no previous filmmaking experience when, at age 25, she embarked upon her début feature. A precursor to the New Wave with its naturalism, use of location shooting and non-professional actors, it was, at the time, unconventional in French cinema.

Set in the titular Mediterranean fishing village, the film chronicles the complex relationship of a young married couple, played by Philippe Noiret and Sylvia Monfort. A native of the area, the man tries to understand his Paris-born wife’s feelings of dissatisfaction and isolation. Anticipating the attitudes and style that would become prevalent in the New Wave, the film remains fresh and original.

86 mins, France, 1955, Subtitled, Black and White

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