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Directed by Agnès Varda

France 1958 62 mins. In French with English subtitles

A trio of shorts from Varda’s early career saw her expanding her cinematic palette after La Pointe Courte, her 1955 debut. This program features Along the Coast , L’Opera Mouffe , and Ô saisons, ô châteaux:

Along the Coast (Du côté de la côte), 1958, 25 mins., France — A colorful riff on the travelogue film, Along the Coast is an idiosyncratic vision of the southern French coast and its throngs of tourists circa 1958.

Diary of a Pregnant Woman (L’Opera Mouffe), 1958, 16 mins., France — Contrasting days in the city with a representation of pregnancy, Varda paints an evocative and non-linear portrait of impending motherhood.

Ô saisons, ô châteaux, 1958, 20 mins., France — A spirited, colorful depiction of 16th-century Loire Valley castles shot through Varda’s youthful eye for beauty and relevance to the present. Please note: this film is in French and is not subtitled, but a dialogue list will be available ahead of the screening.

Genres: Drama



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