Agnès Varda, Réponse de femmes, 1975 (still); image: courtesy Janus Films

Varda Shorts: Program 1

Part of Modern Cinema: Agnès Varda

Phyllis Wattis Theater, Floor 1

$5 Members

$12 General

In these short films, Varda presents images of the human body in a variety of contexts: in electric colored bikinis in the south of France, in the arms of a lover, cast in stone and bronze in the streets of Paris, and even inadvertently represented in the art and architecture of Iran. She explores sexuality and sexual autonomy, and asks directly and indirectly what it means to be a woman and what it means to be alive. These films offer snapshots spanning nearly thirty years of Varda’s career, tracing her impressions of femininity as both a political and aesthetic subject.

Film Details

(Agnès Varda, 1958, 16 min, DCP)

Du Côté de la Côte
(Agnès Varda, 1958, 26 min, DCP)

Réponse de femmes
(Agnès Varda, 1975, 8 min, DCP)

Plaisir d’amour en Iran
(Agnès Varda, 1976, 6 min, DCP)

Les dites cariatides
(Agnès Varda, 1984, 12 min, DCP)

(Agnès Varda, 1983, 22 min, DCP)

Total running time: 84 minutes

Films and schedules may be subject to change.

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