The beaches of Agnès

The beaches of Agnès

Les plages d'Agnès

DVD - 2010 | French
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Provides a reflection on art, life, and the movies through a rich cinematic self portrait that touches on everything from the feminist movement and the Black Panthers to the films of Agnes Varda's husband, Jacques Demy, and the birth of the French New Wave.
Publisher: [New York] : Cinema Guild, c2010
ISBN: 9780781513128
Branch Call Number: DVD French B Varda Beaches
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Plages d'Agnès


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Aug 23, 2014

Excellent rendu!

Dec 09, 2013

Agnès Varda's film oeuvre (including "Vagabond," "Cleo from 5 to 7," and "The Gleaners and I") is beautifully enriched by this auto-panegyric. Her erudition, creativity, and enthusiasm for art and life are on full display in her" Beaches of Agnes."

This autobiographical documentary, or "cinematic self portrait" is incredibly intricate and moving - like all of her work. In it she tackles she and Jacques Demy's love, covers a 60's- 70's socio-political history in which she was a part, includes many entertaining mini-biopics on dear friends [from Jim Morrison to Harrison Ford to Chris Marker], and is a wonderfully crafted, masterfully edited braid of her life as she has lived it. "Beaches of Agnes" is a deeply moving and personal film, which through her raw talent with film and storytelling, Varda metes out so much useful and enriching information. A must-see for the Varda fan, as well as for the film/arts enthusiast - delivered personally from the mother of the French New Wave movement.

As with most of Agnès Varda's films, there are great "boni," her favored Latin term for bonus materials. This Cinema Guild/Cine Tamaris includes: two shorts by Varda on the making of the film: "Around Trapeze Artists," and "Daguerre-Beach";"Le lion volatil," and 12-minute long short directed by AV.

Mar 26, 2013

A bittersweet and imaginative retrospective told by a lonely woman, and artist, of gravitas, who's been graced with a fulfilling life, and has outlasted her companion and comrades. And yeah, it picks up speed after a slow start.


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Dec 09, 2013

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A reflection on art, life, and the movies, The Beaches of Agnes is a magnificent film from the great Agnes Varda, director of The Gleaners and I and Cleo from 5 to 7, a richly cinematic self portrait that touches on everything from the feminist movement and the Black Panthers to the films of husband Jacques Demy and the birth of the French New Wave.


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