Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Beaches of Agnes

A movie trailer of a film by Agnes Varda

Agnès Varda (born 30 May 1928) is a French Film director. Her movies, photographs, and art installations focus on documentary realism, feminist issues, and social commentary — with a distinct experimental style. "In her latest [film] “The Beaches of Agnès,” Ms. Varda has created something of a sequel to “The Gleaners and I.” Much like that earlier work, it is at once an illustration of the fine art of foraging and an autobiographical portrait, narrated by its self-described “little old lady, pleasantly plump.” (She’s now 81.) As before, Ms. Varda is picking through the world, close to home and far afield, finding images that please her and give her pause, like her wrinkled hand, the one not holding the camera, that she scrutinizes with rue if no obvious regret." — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times