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	Image: The beaches of Agnes (detail)

Agnès Varda tribute

Films from one of the world's leading directors

Paris-based Agnès Varda is a photographer and filmmaker. She is much revered for her deconstruction of the documentary form and boundary-pushing work.

Antenna Documentary Festival, in collaboration with the Alliance Française, the French Embassy and the Art Gallery of NSW, presents a tribute to this key figure in the modern film history.

Also screening

As well as these two films on Saturday 13 October, another Varda film from 1962 – Cleo from 5 to 7 – screens on Wednesday 10 and Sunday 14 October. For details, see Location: Paris film series.

Image: The beaches of Agnes (detail)

Saturday 13 October, 12.30pm & 3pm


Tickets are issued at the Domain Theatre one hour before commencement. Films start at the advertised time. Doors open 30 minutes before this. Latecomers not admitted.

Location: Domain Theatre

Related exhibition: Eugène Atget

Antenna Festival

The beaches of Agnès

Dir: Agnès Varda 2008
110 mins 35mm Colour
French with English subtitles
The beaches of Agnès extends the personal journey documentary into new territory, as Varda traces and restages her own history. With humour and emotion, she shares her beginnings as a stage photographer, then as an early filmmaker of the French New Wave, her life with Jacques Demy, her feminism, her trips to Cuba, China and the US, her life as an independent producer and her family life. Stories that flesh out the portrait of an incredible woman.


Saturday 13 October 2012 12:30pm – 2:20pm

The gleaners and I

Dir: Agnès Varda 2000
82 mins 35mm Colour Rated G
French with English subtitles
The gleaners and I is Varda’s widely celebrated exploration of those who fossick at the fringes of our existence. Picking over the discarded items of the rest of the world, the gleaners invite reflection on modern life. This warm, funny, inventive documentary is a diary and essay on poverty, and an examination of thrift and the curious place of scavenging in French history and culture.


Saturday 13 October 2012 3pm – 4:32pm