Dir: Agnès Varda, 1985, France, 101 mins, Cert: 15
Sun 16 September // 18:30
Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession) / £8/7 (double bill)
Sandrine Bonnaire won a Best Actress César for her portrayal as Mona - a young and defiant drifter in this tragic story. Using a largely non-professional cast, Agnès Varda’s splintered portrait of the enigmatic woman is told through flashbacks of those who encountered her.
Revered for her bold political and autobiographically inspired work, Agnès Varda is a seminal feminist filmmaker and matriarch of the French New Wave. Her influential career began in the 1950s with La Pointe Courte – often considered the unofficial first film of the New Wave – and continues seven decades later, as in 2017 she became the first female director to be awarded an honorary Oscar. To celebrate the release of Agnès Varda’s new film Face Places (which will be coming to our screen in October), we will be screening a selection of her work.