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Agnès Varda
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Agnès Varda

Kelley Conway

Abstract

Both a precursor to and a critical member of the French New Wave, Agnès Varda weaves documentary and fiction into tapestries that portray distinctive places and complex human beings. Critics and aficionados have celebrated Varda's independence and originality since the New Wave touchstone Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962) brought her a level of international acclaim she has yet to relinquish. The book traces Varda's works from her 1954 debut La Pointe Courte through a varied career that includes nonfiction and fiction shorts and features, installation art, and the triumphant 2008 documentary The Beaches ... More

Keywords: French New Wave, Agnès Varda, installation art, fiction shorts, nonfiction shorts, independent filmmaking, film director

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780252039720
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252039720.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kelley Conway, author
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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