The Cinema of Agnès Varda: Resistance and Eclecticism (Directors' Cuts)

The Cinema of Agnès Varda: Resistance and Eclecticism (Directors' Cuts)

Delphine Benezet


Agnès Varda, a pioneer of the French New Wave, has been making radical motion pictures for over part a century. a lot of those are thought of via students, filmmakers, and audiences alike, as audacious, seminal, and unforgettable. This quantity considers her creation as an entire, revisiting neglected movies like Mur, Murs/Documenteur (1980–81), and connecting her cinema to contemporary set up paintings. This examine demonstrates how Varda has resisted norms of illustration and diktats of construction. It additionally indicates how she has elaborated a private repertoire of pictures, characters, and settings, which all supply perception on their cultural and political contexts. The booklet hence deals new readings of this director's multifaceted rêveries, arguing that her paintings will be obvious as an aesthetically influential and ethically-driven creation the place cinema is either a political and collaborative perform, and a synesthetic paintings form.

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