With guest introduction
La Pointe Courte
Celebrate Agnes Varda with her first film, which began the "nouvelle vague" movement.
Director: Agnes Varda
Cast includes: Sylvia Monfort, Philippe Noiret
Introduced by Nicholas Johnson of Etruscan Books
86 Mins / 1955 / France, Subtitles
Tonight we are celebrating Agnes Varda by screening her intoxicating directorial debut. Set against the backdrop of a small Mediterranean town, she faithfully portrays the complicated relationship between a married couple (exceptionally played by Sylvia Monfort and Philippe Noiret).
Shot with a documentary feel, this stunningly beautiful film also focuses on the daily struggles of the locals. It has deservedly achieved a cult status in film history as, in the words of historian Georges Sadoul, “truly the first film of the nouvelle vague.”