For over half a century, Agnès Varda has remained a vital presence in the world cinema landscape, producing films that abound with curiosity and verve. Often referred to as the 'Godmother of the New Wave', she remains the sole female presence in a movement that redefined cinema. Her artistic endeavours pay witness to times of great social revolution, all the while brimming with humanity, wonder and artistic experimentation.
As Daniel Trilling noted in Sight & Sound, “the blurring of the boundaries between art and life is absolutely crucial to Varda’s work. To watch one of her films is to be drawn gently into an entire world.”
To celebrate the release of her latest project, Faces Places, which she co-directed with visual artist JR, we are thrilled to present a selection of complementary works by Agnes Varda, including her beloved documentary, The Gleaners and I, and her 1962 dramatic feature, Cleo from 5 to 7.