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Lions Love

Lions Love (1969)

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Agnes Varda directed this drama which combines formal dramatic structures with the openness of improvisational cinema verite. Independent filmmaker Shirley Clarke plays an avant-garde film director attempting to work with a major studio to finance her next project, in which she hopes to collaborate with James Rado and Jerome Ragni, creators of the musical Hair (who play themselves). She also wants to use Andy Warhol superstar Viva (who also appears as herself) as her leading lady. However, after

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The result is a pleasant, sometimes humorous blend of style and technique that ultimately is unsuccessful.

July 7, 2010 Full Review Source: Variety
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A film bedevilled by its intellectualism.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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There is so much that is so pleasant in Lions Love that I wish Miss Varda hadn't tried to give it a larger significance.

May 9, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Varda's use of the camera and natural light is fresh and original.

March 27, 2012 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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Varda's film teeters on the edge of total absurdity, running roughshod over cinematic conventions of all kinds while retaining a lucid outsider's perspective on its milieu.

July 30, 2010 Full Review Source: Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

The Design for Living hippiness saunters on, cramming in zeitgeist, Le Bonheur triangulation, and whoever happened to be on the set

February 14, 2010 Full Review Source: CinePassion
CinePassion

The film is... so packed to bursting with loopy, quotable lines, you may have trouble deciding which is your favorite.

May 28, 2003 Full Review Source: Not Coming to a Theater Near You
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