a charming, mysterious self-portrait from the late queen of French New Wave

Dir: Agnès Varda. 15 cert, 115 mins

“This is all you need in life,” Agnès Varda once said. “A computer, a camera, and a cat.” Cinema wasn’t built to Varda’s specifications: rather, it was the “girl and a gun” formula popularised by her French New Wave comrade Jean-Luc Godard that seemed to get to the heart of what the medium was all about. But for over six decades, right up to her death at the age of 90 in March this year, Varda kept working away at an alternative cinema of her own: enigmatic, empathetic and relentlessly curious, drawn to life’s furrows and nooks with a feline lightness and grace. 

Varda by Agnès is her final film – an accessible, comparatively straightforward documentary memoir…

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