Agnès Varda: From Here to There

Varda’s marvelously fluid, five-part cine-essay . . . envisions a form of portraiture that is forever on the move.

Fernando F. Croce, Film Comment

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Armed with her inimitable insight and ability to find beauty where one least expects it, director Agnès Varda travels to various far-flung locales in this five-part miniseries originally made for French television. Invited to various cinematheques and museums to present her work, she uses the opportunities to look up old friends, interview filmmakers who interest her, or discover new artists working in their chosen mediums. Throughout, Varda's extraordinary empathy, curiosity, and playfulness make numerous puckish and interesting connections between her vast points of interest. “When you look closely, things become very beautiful,” Varda exclaims in voiceover at one point, and viewers of Agnès Varda: From Here to There will be exceedingly grateful to have her as their tour guide.

Rod Armstrong
FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Agnès Varda
Cinematographer
  • Julia Fabry
Language
  • French
  • with Engish subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital streaming
  • 235 mins
Source
  • Janus Films