Whether behind the camera, or in front of it as she often was, Agnès Varda always eschewed a conventional approach. In her final work, the multi-award-winning filmmaker takes the audience on a journey through her remarkable life and career in her characteristically open and contemplative yet playful manner. Recordings of public appearances and conversations with her collaborators are interwoven with film clips and installation footage as Varda considers her work as a director and visual artist.
Full of illuminating wisdom, moving stories and amusing anecdotes, Varda by Agnès is a revealing self-portrait of a pioneering figure with an uncompromising vision, a knowing attitude to her eccentric persona and a compassion and respect for people, especially those living on the margins of society.
Tickets for the 18.20 screening on Monday 22nd cost just €7.80 for IFI and Alliance Française members.
(Notes by David O’Mahony.)
Don’t forget we now schedule weekly.