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