Viva Varda! The Films of Agnès Varda
Screening Dates
New Restorations

A surrealist “subjective documentary” in which a pregnant woman observes the rue Mouffetard and its market in Paris’s Latin Quarter. A silent slapstick comedy about two lovers and a strange pair of glasses includes several New Wave icons in its cast. An account of the love and enduring marriage of a renowned literary couple, novelist Elsa Triolet and poet Louis Aragon. A provocative essay film asking various femmes françaises to answer the question, “What does it mean to be a woman?” An exploration of religious architecture in Isfahan, Iran, through the eyes of two characters (Suzanne and her lover Darius) from Varda’s 1977 feature One Sings, the Other Doesn’t.

L’Opéra-Mouffe
1958 17 min.

Les fiancés du pont MacDonald
1961 5 min.

Elsa la rose
1965 20 min.

Women Reply (Réponse de femmes: Notre corps, notre sexe)
1975 8 min.

The Pleasure of Love in Iran (Plaisir d’amour en Iran)
1976 6 min.

Note

The short Les fiancés du pont MacDonald also appears, in slightly different form, in Varda’s 1962 feature Cleo from 5 to 7 (screening March 1 & 4).