La Pointe Courte

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La Pointe Courte
CertificatePG
Year1955
GenreDrama
DirectorAgnès Varda
LanguageFrench
CountryFrance
Running Time1HR 21MINS
Extra InfoSubtitled
SeasonGleaning Truths - The Films of Agnes Varda

Anticipating the style and attitude of the New Wave, Agnès Varda’s directorial debut remains as fresh and original as the day it was made.

Set in a declining Mediterranean fishing village, the film portrays both the complex relationship between a married couple, exceptionally played by Silvia Monfort and Philippe Noiret, and the economic difficulties facing the wider community.

Remarkably assured and insightful, the film bears the realist approach, social comment and filmmaking flair that would become Varda’s hallmarks.

Part of Gleaning Truths, a touring programme featuring brand new digital restorations of eight of Agnès Varda’s best-known films. Revered for her bold political and autobiographically inspired work, Agnès Varda is a seminal feminist filmmaker and matriarch of French Cinema. 

Gleaning Truths is brought to audiences with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.


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