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Les plages d'Agnès

The Beaches of Agnès
Film still from LES PLAGES D

Sun 12.06.

  • Director

    Agnès Varda

  • France / 2008
    110 min. / 35 mm / Original version with German subtitles

  • Original language


  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender
  • Introduced by Kathrin Peters

In this autobiographical essay film, Agnès Varda sets off on an associative journey through her life and work, literally walking backwards along the way. She allows herself to be led by her memories, which are as restless as flies, however. One thread running through the film are the beaches that left a mark on her life: her childhood on the Belgian coast, her adolescence in Sète in southern France, Venice Beach in Los Angeles, where she lived with her husband Jacques Demy, and finally the Atlantic island of Noirmoutier, the family’s holiday home. Varda plays herself as “a little old lady” and appears in the middle of clips from her films. She repeatedly holds up photos in front of the camera, shows parts of her installations, and engages with ideas of aging and the representability of memories. “A film that self-presents as a “series of installations’” (Raymond Bellour) (bik)

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