The Beaches of Agnès

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The Beaches of Agnès
Certificate18
Year2008
GenreDocumentary
DirectorAgnès Varda
LanguageFrench
CountryFrance
Running Time1HR 53MINS
Extra InfoSubtitled
SeasonGleaning Truths - The Films of Agnes Varda

Agnès Varda uses her early memories of the coast as a springboard for a meditation on her youth.

Weaving photography, archive footage, scenes from her own films and present-day sequences, Varda takes us on a memorable voyage through her life, during which she confronts the joy of creation and the pain of personal loss, death and ageing. It is a singular trip played out against the stirring backdrop of the post-war explosion of cultural expression in France. She knew everyone: the French New Wave set (she was married to Jacques Demy), the Black Panthers and even Jim Morrison, who would visit Agnès when he was in Paris.

Idiosyncratic, engaging and deeply moving, 'The Beaches of Agnès' is the autobiography of a magnificent artist and a woman of vital curiosity.