The Agnès Varda collection ; vol. 2
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Afl. 1The beaches of Agnès
Weaving photography, archive footage, scenes from her own films and present-day sequences, the legendary French auteur Agnès Varda takes us on a memorable voyage through her life, during which she confronts the joys of creation and artistic success and the pain of personal loss and ageing.
Afl. 2L'une chante, l'autre pas
Agnès Varda focuses on the intertwined lives of two women brought together during the struggle of the Women's Movement in 1970's France. To make lighter the statements related to a chauvinist and sexist society, Varda creates a musical of its kind. The Orchidée band as a trio of singers and the colourful hippie time costumes bring back the utopia flavor of the Sixties.
Sandrine Bonnaire won a Best Actress César for her portrayal as Mona - a young and defiant drifter in this tragic story. Using a largely non-professional cast Varda recollects Mona's story through flashbacks of those who encountered her, producing a splintered portrait of an enigmatic woman.
Afl. 4Jacquot de Nantes
It's the story of a child and his obsession of pursuiing his dream to become a filmmaker. How he buys his first camera, shoots his first amateur film, which marks the beginning of one of the most prestigious careers of any French director, Jacques Demy. The story is told with emotion by Agnès Varda, who shared his life for years.