Gleaning Truths - The Films of Agnes Varda

The Gleaning Truths Touring Programme presents brand new digital restorations of eight of Agnès Varda's best-known films. 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.


The body of a woman is found in a ditch in the French countryside - but what led to the death of this young and defiant drifter?
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The Beaches of Agnès

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

In 2000 Agnès Varda travelled the French countryside to study the world of foragers and scavengers called "gleaners".
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Jacquot de Nantes

Jacquot de Nantes tells the story of a child and his obsession of pursuing his dream to become a filmmaker.
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One Sings, The Other Doesn't

Agnès Varda focuses on the intertwined lives of two women brought together during the struggle of the women's movement in 1970s France.
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Le Bonheur

In one of Agnès Varda's more provocative films, she presents us with the dilemma faced by husband and father Francois (Jean-Claude Drouot) who finds himself falling in love with an attractive postal worker.
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