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Varda by Agnès (2019)

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Critic Consensus: An encomium that should prove illuminating for casual viewers and satisfying for fans, Varda by Agnès finds a brilliant filmmaker looking back on her own terms.

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An unpredictable documentary from a fascinating storyteller, Agnès Varda's new feature documentary sheds light on her experience as a director, bringing a personal insight to what she calls "cine-writing".

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"Varda by Agnès" provides an essential look inside the creative mind. It's not often that filmmakers reveal themselves so openly while looking back over their careers, and it's a treat when they do.

January 19, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

It's a self-portrait, a film history lesson, a remembrance of things past, a perfect coda to her career, a moving scrapbook and a masterclass that now doubles as a memento mori.

December 11, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

This is a wonderful movie -- one of my favorites of the year... Even if you haven't seen any of her movies, it's like meeting an old friend.

December 6, 2019 | Full Review…

"Varda by Agnès" may be a summing up from one end of a long, beautiful life in art. But it has the lightness, curiosity and spirit of a first film, and that tells us who Varda the artist was too: ever inspired, ever creating, ever eager to share.

December 5, 2019 | Full Review…

This final film acts as a perfect button to a legendary life in art, and it's also a launchpad to viewers who want to go back and explore her groundbreaking contributions to the cinema.

December 5, 2019 | Full Review…

One of the treats of "Varda by Agnès" is seeing the director in photos and on-set footage over the years, forever self-possessed, always questing.

December 4, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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