Film - Documentary | December 26 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A cinema institution unto herself, the delightfully irreverent Agnès Varda conducts a personal career retrospective as only she can: with accomplished skill, inimitable charm, wit, reverie, and copious wonder. The many outlets of her boundless creativity (photography, art, filmmaking, and architecture) coalesce as Varda shares insight into her artistic fancies and flights in the many projects of her lifes work, from Cléo from 5 to 7 to Vagabond to The Gleaners and I to Faces Places. The most generous of visual storytellers, Varda shares the screen with collaborators like actor Sandrine Bonnaire, cinematographer Nurith Aviv, and curator Hervé Chandès, relating memories of their iconic work together. An apt tribute to a legend of French cinema, lovingly produced by Vardas daughter Rosalie, Varda by Agnès is an essential and profound work, the reality and the representation of a transcendent artist revealing herself in her final gift to the world.
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