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Three short films touching on the art and emotional resonance of photography from director Agnès Varda are collected in this compilation feature. Cinévardaphoto features one new film, Ydessa, the Bears and Etc..., a profile of Ydessa Hendeles, a Canadian photo collector who has curated exhibitions from her large archive of snapshots of people with their teddy bears, which she believes reveal a great deal about the times and circumstances of their creation. Two earlier Varda shorts also appear:
Feb 16, 2005 Wide
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Although Cinevardaphoto is hardly a major work, it does represent the latest (and earlier) chapters in the career of a fascinating filmmaker.
All three films focus on Ms. Varda's interest in the affinity of photography -- her first profession and obsession -- to her subsequent cinematic career, and all three films take unexpected twists and turns, both aesthetic and political.
A masterful collection of cinematic essays, Agnes Varda's triptych of short films takes its audience from elation to despair and back again.
The unutterably charming Cinévardaphoto brings together three short works by the filmmaker Agnès Varda, one shot in digital video, the others on celluloid.
Two documentaries too many.
Interesting, charming and diverting, but nothing overwhelming uncovered.
Three sterling examples of the short films of Agnès Varda, goddess of the New Wave and also one of the great directors of the 21st century.
... more film essays than traditional documentaries and connected by the theme of photography and Varda's cinematic exploration of the art and meaning of the still image.
Overall, Cinevardaphoto is a mixed effort, but it's nice to hear from Varda, still vibrant in her 70s.
Those who loved Varda's quirky approach to recycling in the much-praised Gleaners may be even more pleased with Cinévardaphoto.
This wonderful compendium of three cinema essays on photography, culled from various stages in Varda's long career, are a welcome introduction to yet another facet of an artist who continues to beguile well into her seventies.
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