Varda by Agnès


Varda by Agnès

Critics Consensus

An encomium that should prove illuminating for casual viewers and satisfying for fans, Varda by Agnès finds a brilliant filmmaker looking back on her own terms.



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An unpredictable documentary from a fascinating storyteller, Agnès Varda's new feature documentary sheds light on her experience as a director, bringing a personal insight to what she calls "cine-writing".


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All Critics (50) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (49) | Rotten (1)

  • A master class on filmmaking by the late, great Agnès Varda, by way of a tour of her 64 years behind and in front of the lens, as a leading force of the French New Wave.

    Sep 11, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • This is a fascinating, informative, and reflective swan song that gives Varda the final word, and some of the due she's been owed her entire career, as one of the most influential feminist filmmakers.

    Sep 7, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • It gets a little less sexy towards the end as she ruminates on her love affair with still photography and the essence of truth in the captured image, but overall this is an essential and heart-warming portrait of a sorely missed talent.

    Jul 22, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • Devotees and newbies alike will reap what Varda has sown.

    Jul 17, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • As Varda's physical strength diminishes, and she gives us an ending that very much feels like a goodbye, she goes out by handing us an index to her case studies in how to spread creativity into the world.

    Feb 18, 2019 | Full Review…
  • It's a charming and characteristically bittersweet farewell that allows Varda to have the final word on her films.

    Feb 13, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

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