Women Make Waves International Film Festival



Agnès Varda 1985 France Fiction color 105min French DCP
A young woman's body is found frozen in a ditch. She is unkempt, a vagabond. Through flashbacks and interviews, we see the events that led to her inevitable death, we trace her final weeks as she camps alone or falls in with various men and women, many of whom project their needs onto her or try to give her life direction. However, she rejects others’ so-called “good wills” and tried to escape from the social restraints. Agnès reflects the “New Poor Class” issue via realistic and symbolic style and arouses the empathy of audience while causing widespread concern in society.


Agnès Varda

French filmmaker born in 1928. Greek father. French mother. Short studies in Paris. Photographer in the fifties. In 1954, she creates a film company CINE-TAMARIS for debut feature La Pointe Courte, which gave her the title of "Grand Mother of the French New Wave". Among 33 short and long, the best known films of Agnès are Cléo from 5 to 7(1961), Vagabond(1985), Jacquot de Nantes (1990), The Gleaners and I (2000), The Beaches Of Agnes (2008) and Visages Villages (2017).

Agnès Varda

2017 Faces Places

2008 The Beaches of Agnès

2000 The Gleaners and I

1994 A Hundred and One Nights

1993 The Young Girls Turn 25

1987 Kung-Fu Master!

1985 Vagabond

1977 One Sings, the Other Doesn't

1969 Lions Love

1967 Far From Vietnam

1965 Happiness

1962 Cléo from 5 to 7

1955 La Pointe Courte

Director, Writer: Agnès Varda

Producer: Oury Milshtein

Cinematography: Patrick Blossier

Editor: Patricia Mazuy, Agnès Varda

Music: Joanna Bruzdowicz, Fred Chichin