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Directed by Agnès Varda

France, West Germany 1976 80 mins. In French with English subtitles

When stuck at home following the birth of her son Mathieu, Varda endeavored to create a film only within the reach of her camera’s power cord. Her lovely home on Rue Daguerre in Paris is the starting point for Daguerréotypes, which paints an affecting portrait of her neighbors and acquaintances as they pass by in their familiar spaces. Film as friendship, film as family, and an exposé on the average people of France; this indescribably lovely work is also an inherent statement on patriarchal values, with Varda stuck at home on childcare duty.

Genres: Documentary

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