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The Beaches of Agnès : Discussion Guide

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The Beaches of Agnès is the playful and reflective autobiography of accomplished filmmaker and photographer Agnès Varda. As we might expect from this influential artist, Varda turns her life into art, inventing a kind of documentary self-portrait format in which she stages herself among excerpts of her films, images and reportage. Watching the movie is akin to spending the afternoon with a favorite aunt, turning the pages of a family scrapbook as she shares her rich verbal and visual descriptions of the stories behind the photographs.

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Film Information

The Beaches of Agnès (120 min.)

Premiere Date: June 29, 2010

Streaming Dates: Expired

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Trailer: Link | Embed

Filmmaker: Agnès Varda Bio | Interview

Press: Press Release


Agnès Varda
Agnès Varda

I wanted to be like a bird. I wanted to be free in my memory, to go from one part to another and see what I would find.”

— Agnès Varda, Filmmaker


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Critical Acclaim

...delightful, unexpected and playfully uninhibited.”

— Manohla Dargis,
The New York Times

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