The Beaches of Agnes


France / 2008 / Color / 110 min / 35mm
In French with English subtitles
Director : Agnès Varda
21/1 (Mon) 7:30pm,agnès b. CINEMA
*Followed by Seminar

Agnès Varda celebrates her 80th birthday with a self-portrait documentary. The film starts from the Belgian beach of her youth, Varda holds our hands and take us with her on her journey into the past, her reminiscences about her childhood, relationships, her own art and memories. With no doubt, Varda has retained her vitality and humor.  It’s enchanting to see her dressing herself up as a potato, putting herself in the belly of a whale, or recreating her Ciné-Tamaris production office on a fake beach on a city street. Varda claims that this autobiography will most likely be her last film. She closes the documentary by saying, “I am alive, and I remember.” Yes, while we are still alive, we will remember you.

Honor
"Best Film", French Syndicate of Cinema Critics 2009
"Best Documentary Film", Cesar Awards, France 2009