Winner of "Best Documentary" ("meilleur film documentaire") at the 2009 César Awards.
A reflection on art, life and the movies, THE BEACHES OF AGNES is a magnificent film from the great Agnes Varda, director of 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 (THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG) and the birth of the French New Wave.
Cast & Crew
- Anne-Laure Manceau - Agnès Varda jeune
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Truly enjoyable, and eccentric, reminiscence of times past and loves lost. Varda is enjoying herself in this tribute to her life in the movies and to her relationship to Demy. She is playful, never self-pitying, clever in her juxtaposition of images of the current with those of the past. What is more, she is never self-aggrandizing, as so many others are. And yet. And yet, she was one of the few women (the only one?) who dared take on the totally male-dominated French film industry in the Sixties and Seventies. She makes a light joke about la Nouvelle Vague, using her favorite decor, the sea coast, and talks about her friendship with the giants of that seminal period, from Resnais to Chabrol and Godard, but without a hint of irony about the misogyny of those auteurs.
Looking forward to the restoration of the Umbrellas of Cherbourg.