FRANCE | 120 minutes | 1977

By intertwining the destinies of Pauline and Suzanne, two women brought together by a personal crisis, Agnès Varda paints a lively portrait not just of an era, but also of a burgeoning movement that remains uncomfortably relevant in the present day. Tackling abortion, sexual freedom, education and women’s friendship, Varda follows her two protagonists - an aspiring singer and a mother of two - from 1962 to 1976 in this trenchant manifesto-cum-fairy-tale French musical.

The screening on October 19th will be preceded by an introduction to Agnès Varda's work by Rosanna Maule (associate professor of Film Studies at Concordia) and Guylaine Dionne (director and professor). It will be followed by a Q&A after the film.

"An optimistic celebration of women and their ongoing liberation, the film remains moving, inspirational, and perhaps a shade too relevant." Slant Magazine
"The movie’s audacious irreverence and playful, musical form feel as fresh as ever, as does its call to women to embrace unfettered self-expression by any unconventional means." Village Voice


Saturday October 19, 2019

Program #236
Cinémathèque - Salle Principale

Sunday October 20, 2019

Program #279
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 17

Agnès Varda

No biography

Feature films

1955 La Pointe Courte — Director, Writer
1962 Cléo de 5 à 7 Cléo from 5 to 7 Director, Writer
1965 Le Bonheur Happiness Director, Writer
1966 Les Créatures The Creatures Director, Writer
1967 Loin du Vietnam Far from Vietnam Co-Director
1969 Lions Love Lions Love Director, Writer, Producer
1975 Daguerréotypes — Director, Writer
1977 L'Une chante, l'autre pas One Sings, the Other Doesn't Director, Writer
1981 Mur Murs Mural Murals Director, Writer
1981 Documenteur Documenteur Director, Writer
1985 Sans toit ni loi Vagabond Director, Writer, Editor
1988 Jane B. par Agnes V Jane B. by Agnes V. Director, Writer, Editor
1987 Le petit amour Kung Fu Master Director, Writer
1991 Jacquot de Nantes Jacquot Director, Writer
1993 Les demoiselles ont eu 25 ans The Young Girls Turn 25 Director, Writer
1994 Les Cent et une nuits de Simon Cinéma A Hundred and One Nights Director, Writer
1995 L'univers de Jacques Demy The World of Jacques Demy Director, Writer
2000 Les Glaneurs et la glaneuse The Gleaners and I Director, Writer, Producer, Editor
2002 Les Glaneurs et la glaneuse... deux ans après The Gleaners and I: Two Years Later

Director, Editor

2004 Cinévardaphoto Cinévardaphoto Director, Writer
2006 Quelques veuves de Noirmoutier Some Widows of Noirmoutier Director, Writer
2008 Les plages d'Agnès The Beaches of Agnès Director, Writer, Producer
2017 Visages Villages Faces Places Director
2019 Varda par Agnès Varda by Agnès Director

Short films

1958 L'opéra-mouffe Diary of a Pregnant Woman Director, Writer
1958 La cocotte d'azur - Director, Writer
1958 Du côté de la côte Along the Coast Director, Writer
1958 Ô saisons, ô châteaux - Director, Writer
1961 Les fiancés du pont MacDonald ou (Méfiez-vous des lunettes noires) - Director, Writer
1963 Salut les cubains - Director, Star
1965 Elsa la rose - Director, Writer
1967 Oncle Yanco Uncle Yanco Director, Writer, Star
1968 Black Panthers Black Panthers Director
1968 Huey Director
1975 Réponse de femmes: Notre corps, notre sexe Women Reply Director, Writer, Star
1976 Plaisir d'amour en Iran - Director, Writer
1984 Les dites cariatides The So-Called Caryatids Director, Writer, Star
1984 7p. cuis., s. de b., ... à saisir - Director, Writer
1986 T'as de beaux escaliers, tu sais You've Got Beautiful Stairs, You Know Director, Writer
1982 Ulysse Ulysse Director, Writer, Star
2003 Le lion volatil - Director, Writer
2004 Ydessa, les ours et etc. Ydessa, the Bears and etc. Director, Writer
2004 Der Viennale '04-Trailer Venice International Film Festival 2004 - Trailer Director, Writer, Star
2005 Les dites cariatides bis - Director, Writer
2005 Cléo de 5 à 7: souvenirs et anecdotes Cléo from 5 to 7: Remembrances and Anecdotes Director
2015 Les 3 Boutons The Three Buttons Director, Writer

Television Work

1970 Nausicaa (TV movie) - Writer, Director
1983 Une minute pour une image (TV documentary) - Director
2010 P.O.V., episode 3, season 23, The Beaches of Agnès - Director, Writer, Producer, Cinematographer
2011 Agnès de ci de là Varda, 5 episodes (TV documentary) - Director, Writer, Actor

distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Agnès Varda
  • Producer Agnès Varda
  • Cast Thérèse Liotard, Valérie Mairesse, Robert Dadiès

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