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Daguerréotypes (1976)

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This cinema-direct documentary from French New Wave pioneer Agnes Varda finds the legendary director touring the neighborhood that surrounds her home of over 50 years: the Rue Daguerre in Paris's 14th arrondissement . As she canvasses the shops and shopkeepers populating the area, an image emerges of a subculture and way of life that have since grown nearly extinct.

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Critic Reviews for Daguerréotypes

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Daguerréotypes has aged splendidly, acquiring flavors that would've been inconceivable at the time it was made.

December 15, 2011 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
AV Club
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Varda has shown an extraordinary gift for capturing the theatricality of the mundane, particularly in her documentaries.

December 6, 2011 | Full Review…
Village Voice
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The 'mysteries of daily exchange' resonate within, including windows with breads artfully shaped by hand, conjured incidental street magic, and pen and papers instead of cash registers. And where the word consumerism has amazingly, never been uttered.

December 13, 2011 | Full Review…
NewsBlaze

Agnes Varda's magnificent documentary, filmed in 1976, gets its long-awaited US premiere in Dec 2011. Pure joy!

December 12, 2011 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
About.com

Daguerreotypes, one of Agnès Varda's early yet accomplished feature-length documentaries, presages the themes and visual style she would explore in her subsequent work.

December 12, 2011 | Full Review…
Film Journal International

Like many of Varda's similarly themed explorations, the results are more than they initially seem, casual anthropology with a strongly humanist bent, resulting in a film that's fueled more by compassion than curiosity.

December 8, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Slant Magazine

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