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How Is It That Agnès Varda Is So Well Known -- Yet So Unknown?

Our pop culture landscape is controlled by capitalistic saturation and a deeply-entrenched machismo ethic. It might not be powerful enough to erase Agnès Varda's genius, but it is shameless enough to eliminate her from the common discourse.

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When Jane Met Agnès: Two Films by Agnès Varda

Two personal and sympathetic explorations of sex, art, and acting: now with restored colour!

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'Americano' Never Gets Out from Under Its Magenta-Colored Cliché

Mathieu Demy's story of a son's globe-trotting journey to settle his dead mother's affairs is filled with references to the films of his parents, even quoting extensively from Agnès Varda's Documenteur.

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A View Out: The Search for Identity in 'Cléo from 5 to 7'

In the works of many New Wave auteurs, a sense of alienation often leads to disillusionment. Unlike the pessimism of many of her contemporaries, Agnes Varda views alienation as a quest for identity, one that offers hope and freedom, no matter the uncertainties.

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The 100 Essential Directors Part 9: Victor Sjöström to Luchino Visconti

Today we present a glorious spate of international auteurs that range from cinematic innovators from the silent era to those who continue to push the limits of film in their contemporary work.

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The Truth About Charlie (2002)

It conjures a perverse and giddy grace.

Cynthia Fuchs

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