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Varda by Agnès
(Agnès Varda, 2019, 120 min, France, French w/ subtitles, Color, DCP)
The final film from the late, beloved Agnès Varda is a characteristically playful, profound, and personal summation of the director’s own career. Suffused with the people, places, and things she loved—Jacques Demy, cats, colors, beaches, heart-shaped potatoes—this idiosyncratic work of imaginative autobiography is a warm and bittersweet parting gift from one of cinema’s most luminous talents.
“Varda by Agnès may be a summing up from one end of a long, beautiful life in art. But it has the lightness, curiosity and spirit of a first film, and that tells us who Varda the artist was too: ever inspired, ever creating, ever eager to share.” – Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times