Les Plages d'Agnès (The Beaches of Agnes) Reviews

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July 6, 2018
For all its melancholy and its profound awareness of mortality, The Beaches of Agnès is one of the jolliest, more life-affirming self-portraits in recent cinema.
May 17, 2018
A wonderful portrait of a full life - smart, touching, sometimes unabashedly silly...
May 4, 2017
In The Beaches of Agnes, life and cinema share the same space."
October 7, 2016
This film is a great introduction to the work of an artist well worth discovering.
April 25, 2016
Varda, free from fear and shame, turns her tale of a life lived in art into a work of art in its own right, and one of her best-a rapturous tribute to life itself.
November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
January 7, 2011
Inventive look at Varda's life, films, photos and art.
April 1, 2010
We should all be so lucky to have the chance to make movies about our own lives when we're much older; and as one of the lucky ones, Varda wastes no opportunity to provide a fun, humble, and shining entry.
March 3, 2010
The uplifting meandering piece on the likable eccentric filmmaker, Varda, is self-reflective, poignant and heartfelt.
January 30, 2010
...[Varda proceeds] diagonally and discursively through her life and work while intermingling clips from her films, archival footage, and tongue-in-cheek reenactments...
January 28, 2010
As evidenced in The Beaches of Agnès, Varda is too venerable to be hip -- and too wholly alive to be venerated.
December 18, 2009
The Beaches of Agnes is a work of delightful contradictions from a filmmaker who has always played by her own rules.
December 11, 2009
You might not be able to write a book report on Varda after seeing her movie, but you do feel like you've spent a long, leisurely afternoon with her.
October 30, 2009
Filmmakers don't usually do documentaries about themselves, but Agnes Varda's The Beaches of Agnes is good enough to start a trend.
October 29, 2009
It's a unique, funny recollection of a life, through memories and moments.
October 4, 2009
A puckish, moving and wonderfully eccentric tour through her life.
October 4, 2009
A deftly assembled, wry and touching self-portrait of Agnès Varda as both a filmmaker and an endearing, indomitable spirit.
October 4, 2009
A witty and engaging cine-autobiography.
October 4, 2009
A touching, highly whimsical journey down memory lane.
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