Agnès Varda: Gleaning Truths

Revered for her bold political and autobiographically inspired work, Agnès Varda is a seminal feminist filmmaker and matriarch of the French New Wave. Her influential career began in the 1950s with La Pointe Courte – often considered the unofficial first film of the New Wave – and continues seven decades later, as in 2017 she became the first female director to be awarded an honorary Oscar.

To celebrate the release of Agnès Varda’s new film Faces Places, we will be screening a retrospective of her work this summer.

Gleaning Truths is brought to audiences with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.

In this season

An introduction to Agnes Varda

Hazel Shaw, PHD student at The University of Manchester give us an overview of our Agnes Varda film season.

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Previously in this season

Faces Places

Agnès Varda and JR have things in common: their passion for images in general and more particularly questioning the places where they are showed, how…

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One Hour Intro/ 60 Years of Cinema: Revisiting the works of Agnès Varda

This talk focuses on Agnès Varda’s evolution as a film director, from precursor of the French New Wave to documentarist and experimental artist.

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La Pointe Courte

A graceful, penetrating study of a marriage on the rocks, set against the backdrop of a small Mediterranean fishing village and the daily struggles of…

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The Gleaners & I

In 2000, Agnès Varda travelled the French countryside to study the world of foragers and scavengers called The Gleaners.

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Jacquot de Nantes

The story of the begining of one of the most prestigious careers of any French director: Jacques Demy. Told by his life partner Agnès Varda.

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Agnès Varda’s splintered portrait of the enigmatic woman is told through flashbacks of those who encountered her.

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One Sings, the Other Doesn’t

Agnès Varda focuses on the intertwined lives of two women brought together during the struggle of the women's movement in 1970s France.

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In one of Agnès Varda's more provocative films, she presents us with the dilemma faced by husband and father François who finds himself falling in…

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Cleo from 5 to 7

Agnès Varda skilfully captures Paris at the height of the 60s in this intriguing tale expertly presented in real time about a singer whose life…

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The Beaches of Agnès Introduction

The screening on Sun 26 Aug will be introduced by Hazel Shaw, PhD Student at The University of Manchester.

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