Varda by Agnès Reviews

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July 29, 2020
It is a final memo to us - a bittersweet note that is full of playful nostalgia, tender emotions, and wise advice for aspiring filmmakers and cinephiles.
May 22, 2020
It has interesting moments, but long stretches play like a TED talk Varda did which covers much of the same ground. While she is a wonderful filmmaker - which bits of this film get across - I think you'd be better watching one of Varda's many other films.
January 21, 2020
Varda by Agnes doesn't just make you wish that it was longer, but that it was possible to see every single image Agnes Varda ever put to film.
January 20, 2020
"Varda by Agnès" provides an essential look inside the creative mind. It's not often that filmmakers reveal themselves so openly while looking back over their careers, and it's a treat when they do.
January 17, 2020
The film is more a lesson on craft and doing things your own way than anything, and Varda gets fascinatingly specific.
January 16, 2020
Her final movie can be taken as an act of generosity. She had things to tell us.
January 16, 2020
If all my professors were as knowledgeable, as caring, and as fun as Agnès Varda, I wouldn't have skipped class so often.
January 11, 2020
Her official final work, a straightforward and yet endlessly fascinating look at her career.
January 8, 2020
At times it feels like a TED Talk or a college class which you find interesting but also kind of want to end. But mostly, it just makes you want to go back to Varda's catalog and start from the beginning.
January 8, 2020
Like the woman herself, Varda par Agnès is practically irresistible.
January 2, 2020
A well-earned victory lap.
December 31, 2019
If you're already a fan, you'll have guaranteed good time; if not, this might impel you to start digging Varda's world.
December 13, 2019
Agnès Varda accomplished quite a lot in her years behind (and in front of) the camera, a woman of vision who always managed to see something new, interesting and valuable in everything and everyone.
December 12, 2019
The metamorphic creature that is Varda offers a multiple experience that goes beyond any barrier, limit, or border, and that is the most surprising aspect of the movie. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 11, 2019
It's a self-portrait, a film history lesson, a remembrance of things past, a perfect coda to her career, a moving scrapbook and a masterclass that now doubles as a memento mori.
December 7, 2019
This is a wonderful movie -- one of my favorites of the year... Even if you haven't seen any of her movies, it's like meeting an old friend.
December 6, 2019
It may ultimately be an exercise in mild self-indulgence, but if ever there was a filmmaker who deserved to put a final cap on their career entirely on their own terms, it was Varda.
December 6, 2019
"Varda by Agnès" may be a summing up from one end of a long, beautiful life in art. But it has the lightness, curiosity and spirit of a first film, and that tells us who Varda the artist was too: ever inspired, ever creating, ever eager to share.
December 5, 2019
This final film acts as a perfect button to a legendary life in art, and it's also a launchpad to viewers who want to go back and explore her groundbreaking contributions to the cinema.
December 5, 2019
This retrospective is exactly what you want right now.
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