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Opera Mouffe

France, 1958 (MIFF 1962, French Programme)

Director: Agnès Varda

A subjective and impressionist exploration of an impoverished neighbourhood centering around the Rue Mouffetard. It portrays the faces of the poor, the gestures of the aged, the fervors of erotic love, the innocence of children . . . The film received the Award of the International Federation of Film Societies.

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Women’s Answer

France
A women's lib propaganda film, made by France's top woman director, Agnès Varda. ... More »

DAGUERREOTYPES

France, 1975
This carefully constructed social document records the lives of the inhabitants of a street in an old pan of Paris. The butcher, the baker, the old couple who run a perfumery, a laundress, and others… More »

THE GLEANERS AND I

France, 2000
An intimate, picaresque inquiry into French life, as lived by the country's poor and its provident, as well as by the film's own director, Agnès Varda. The aesthetic, political and finally, moral po… More »

THE GLEANERS AND I: TWO YEARS LATER

France, 2002
Even if you haven't seen The Gleaners and I, no matter, as this new film begins with a brief overview of the original. Filmed between October 2001 and June 2002, this wonderful new film from Agnes Va… More »

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