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Cinemateket presents: As part of the MIRAGE Classics Agnès Vardas magnificent The Gleaners and I. (Les glaneurs et la glaneuse) is both a diary and an essay which is both personal and political simultaneously, while also being a deeply reflective and entertaining film, influenced heavily by Vardas own humour and enthusiasm. We follow Varda on a journey around France, where she is in the company of a small DV-Camera, while they trace and document alternative culture’s.
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Original Title: Les glaneurs et la glaneuse Director: Agnès Varda Country: France Year: 2000 Duration: 82 min

INTRODUCTION BEFORE THE FILM: Before the screening on the 13th of October Cinematheque Curator Hege Jaer will have a presentation about Agnès Varda.

The Gleaner and I (Les glaneurs et la glaneuse) is both a diary and an essay which is both personal and political simultaneously, while also being a deeply reflective and entertaining film influenced heavily by Vardas own humour and enthusiasm. We follow Varda on a journey around France, where she is in the company of a small DV-Camera, while they trace and document alternative culture’s. This culture is made up of Gleaners, people who fine comb the backwaters of welfare society to save what others throw away, things that can still be used. Some do this because they think it is entertaining, others because they have to, some do it in anger, while others do it out of mischief.

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The French auteur exudes enigmatic god motherly wisdom as she reflects on her life behind the camera and turns the lens towards herself.

After her death in 2019 Agnès Varda left a substantial filmography. Even at her debut La pointe courte in 1954 did she manage to show an incredible will to connect different categories and perspectives, something that would end up becoming a red thread throughout her entire career. Varda would end up dividing her time between fiction films and documentaries. She incorporated elements from the documentary genre within the fiction film, while the most personal documentaries would draw lines towards important political and social themes, such as war, poverty, abortion, women’s liberation etc. With her photography background Varda became devoted to letting the still images and moving image collide. No matter what form, all films have excelled through Vardas playfulness, observations and conceptual powers.

"I was a photographer and I wanted more, so I went to cinema"

Filmography

La Pointe Courte (1955)
Vagabond (1985)
Face, Places (2017)