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Directed by Agnès Varda

France, United States 1981 65 mins. In English, French with English subtitles

This small-scale fiction about a divorced mother and her child (played by Agnès Varda’s own son) leading a quiet existence on L.A.’s margins was made directly after Mur Murs. Though Documenteur is different in form and tone from that film, the two are complexly interwoven, with overlapping images and ideas. This meditative portrait of urban isolation overflows with subtle visual poetry. (Janus Films)

Genres: Drama

Appears in: Varda: A Retrospective