Varda by Agnès

2019

Varda by Agnès

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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 (70) | Top Critics (21) | Fresh (69) | Rotten (1)

  • "Varda by Agnès" may be a summing up from one end of a long, beautiful life in art. But it has the lightness, curiosity and spirit of a first film, and that tells us who Varda the artist was too: ever inspired, ever creating, ever eager to share.

    Dec 5, 2019 | Full Review…
  • This final film acts as a perfect button to a legendary life in art, and it's also a launchpad to viewers who want to go back and explore her groundbreaking contributions to the cinema.

    Dec 5, 2019 | Full Review…

    Alonso Duralde

    TheWrap
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  • One of the treats of "Varda by Agnès" is seeing the director in photos and on-set footage over the years, forever self-possessed, always questing.

    Dec 4, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

    Ty Burr

    Boston Globe
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  • The late documentarian's final work is a literal master class: a filmed lecture during which she rambles enjoyably through her greatest hits.

    Nov 22, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Joseph Walsh

    Time Out
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  • Another testament to the totality of [Varda's] vision.

    Nov 22, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • "Varda by Agnès," is a fantastic, multi-layered self-portrait that doubles as a tribute to her life and work.

    Nov 22, 2019 | Full Review…

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