Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Les Plages d'Agnes

The other day we went to see Les Plages d'Agnes, The Beaches of Agnes, and fell in love with it. It's a recollection of the life of the film maker Agnes Varda. It's funny, charming, idiosyncratic and also touching. It reminds me of spending hours listening to my grandmother's life.

She took us from Belgian seaside, to French's Sete and Nantes, all the way to LA. Retracing her path in her 80 years journey on this earth in a mixed of photographs, old movies and new reenactment of her life.

Despite it's an autobiography, the movie didnt feel like full of her, or her giving out her wisdom. It's more a like opening a time capsule with her, sharing her memories. And boy, she has a lot of interesting things to share!


colson said...

Memories? Hey, she's one of the cinematographic heroines of my youth :).

I ( we) saw "Le Bonheur" and "Cleo de 5 à 7" in my student years. The score of Mozart's "Clarinet Quintet in A - KV 581" in Le Bonheur and the small cinema theatre for arthouse films - oh, sweet youth, sweet memories.

triesti said...

@colson, she's great, isnt she? I like the way she talked about those influencing her.. and they were not limited to cineast. I thought you are 37young ;)

colson said...

@ triesti: She definitely was, she still is.