Viva Varda! The Films of Agnès Varda
- Varda Shorts II: Women (& Love)
- Agnès Varda
- 56 DCP
- February 3 (Monday) 8:20
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.
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.
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).