» Screening: VARDA BY AGNÈS

The film self-portrait of the first lady of world documentary and one of the key personalities of the French New Wave is brought to the viewers by Agnès Varda herself. What happened to be the last film in the rich career of the inspirational filmmaker and cultural personality, in which Varda looks back at her private life and cinematic work and defines her creative approaches, is presented within the “Culture Wars” series by Fresh Eye, Documentary Monday and ArtMap.

The screening will be held at the Big Hall of Prague’s Světozor Cinema at 8:30 pm and will be preceded by a short performance by visual artist ADÉLA SOUČKOVÁ.

The film will be screened in the original language version with English subtitles.

Eva Zaoralová about the film:

“Inspiration, creativity, sharing – this is how the famous director defines her filmmaking principles in the documentary which became her last after it was screened and awarded at Berlinale. With her back turned to the camera and facing the auditorium, the new wave pioneer revisits the making of several of her works which have secured her a leading position in world cinema since the middle of the past century. Her narrative is accompanied by the testimonies of her collaborators from the era, including Sandrine Bonnaire whom she discovered in her film Vagabond (Golden Lion from Venice, 1985). The part dedicated to the years 2000–2018 in which Varda elaborates on her work methods becomes an original masterclass on filmmaking and engaged art even beyond the realm of cinema.”

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