“In my films I always wanted to make people see deeply. I don’t want to show things, but to give people the desire to see.”
Join us this winter to celebrate the legacy of the fearlessly feminist godmother of the French New Wave, Agnès Varda.
Seamlessly traversing fiction, documentary and contemporary art, Agnès Varda explored the world with a tireless curiosity for people and the places they inhabit.
This season travels across the French countryside, the Parisian streets Varda called home and the sunny climes of California where she made some of her most astounding and singular works as a director.
A vital presence in the cinematic landscape during her lifetime and beyond, Varda’s artistic endeavours paid witness to times of great social revolution.
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.”
Please note: all sessions of Viva Varda will screen at our partner venue The Capitol while ACMI at Fed Square is closed for redevelopment.