Vagabond


France / 1985 / Color / 105 min / 35mm
In French with English subtitles
Director : Agnès Varda
20/1 (Sun) 7:30pm,agnès b. CINEMA

Varda is always associated with the Left-bank filmmakers, such as Alain Resnais and Chris Marker, as social commentary is often found in her works. Her concern on sociological and political issue is clearly shown in “Vagabond”. The story begins with the discovery of the dead body of a homeless woman that covered in frost. In order to find out more about this lady, Varda interviews people who encountered the lady over the final weeks of her life, including a professor researching trees, goat farmer and the other vagabond. With the pieces of information collected by different people, image of this lady becomes more vivid: A lady with determined free spirit named Mona, who is totally detached from society. This film mixes straightforward narrative with mockumentary, reflecting social problems lies beneath the surface. Vagabond is a stunner, and won Varda a Golden Lion of the Venice Film Festival in 1985.

Honor
"Golden Lion Award", Venice Film Festival 1985
"Best Film", French Syndicate of Cinema Critics 1986
"Best Actress", Cesar Awards, France 1986