Jonathan Romney on Agnès Varda

The film critic introduces the BFI's Agnès Varda season with a tribute to the great French director. Weaving the auteur's filmography with biographical details, Romney illustrates the varied areas of fascination that inspire the prolific filmmaker and her constant re-inventions, and considers the accuracy of describing Varda as a feminist. As well as highlighting the value of her viewpoint as a female filmmaker in a male-dominated industry, Romney also discusses the significance of her documentarian work in both France and the USA at the height of the 'flower power' era, and looks at the touching role her family have played in her development as one of France's greatest filmmakers.



 

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