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The Beaches of Agnès

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PBS Premiere: June 29, 2010


In this delightful memoir, award-winning French filmmaker Agnès Varda (Vagabond, Cléo From 5 to 7) employs all the magic of cinema to juxtapose the real and the imagined, the past and the present, pain and joy. For this 81-year-old artist, memories live through her films. In The Beaches of Agnès, she uses film clips, old photos and gorgeous reenactments to revisit her Belgian youth, association with the French New Wave, marriage to director Jacques Demy (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) and the making of her movies. You don’t need to know anything about Varda to enjoy this enchanting glimpse into the treasure chest of her memories.

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TAGS: artist, europe, filmmaker, france, memoir, women

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Film Information

The Beaches of Agnès (120 min.)

Premiere Date: June 29, 2010

Streaming Dates: Expired

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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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