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Film still from DAGUERRÉOTYPES: A man in a work coat with his hand on his hip. Behind him, photos of men and a vegetable stand.

Sat 15.06.

  • Director

    Agnès Varda

  • France, FRG / 1976
    80 min. / DCP / Original version with English subtitles

  • Original language


  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender

In this counter-project to the loquacious explorations of social micro and macrocosms, Agnès Varda follows the pioneer of photography Louis Daguerre, creating moving daguerreotypical portraits of her long-time neighbors, all shopkeepers in the Paris street named after him. At the baker's, the hairdresser's, the tailor's or the perfumery, Varda merges with the customers, observes rituals of work, and asks the shopkeepers about their origins, their spouses, and their dreams. Another daguerreotype emerges from her empathetic observation of the lives of the street's residents: A rich social fabric. (mg)

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media