Films byTexts by Agnes Varda
Agnès Varda, 1988, 80’

Mary-Jane, a lonely mother in her forties, gets absorbed in a sentimental affair with a 14-year-old boy.


“It’s a film in which all the younger actors are the children of the director and lead actress. It was like a picnic, you know?”

Agnès Varda


Agnès Varda, 1963, 30’

A photo montage of Cubans filmed by Agnes Varda during her visit to Cuba in 1963. The film explores Cuban society and culture post-revolution.


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Naar aanleiding van de recente restauratie van Agnès Varda’s Le bonheur (1965) herpubliceert Sabzian Eric de Kuypers kritiek van de film, oorspronkelijk verschenen in het cultureel-maatschappelijk maandblad Streven. Voor deze gelegenheid voorziet de Belgische filmmaker en auteur zijn kritiek van een nieuw commentaar. Eric de Kuyper: “Voor zover ik mij herinner was de receptie van Le bonheur nogal controversieel, met voornamelijk ethische pro- en contracriteria. Een effect dat Agnès Varda vanzelfsprekend had nagestreefd. Mij leek dat een valkuil. Varda verpakte haar film in een nogal extreme vorm van esthetiek. Dit was te mooi om waar te zijn!”

Agnès Varda, 1965, 79’

Francois is a young carpenter married with Therese. They have two little children. All goes well, life is beautiful, the sun shines and the birds sing. One day, Francois meets Emilie, they fall in love and become lovers.


The French filmmaker Agnes Varda has passed away on 29 March 2019. She was 90 years old. « Je ne veux pas montrer, mais donner aux gens l’envie de voir. » (Agnes Varda)

Agnès Varda, 1962, 90’

Unfolding in almost real time, Cléo de 5 à 7 chronicles two hours in the life of a self-absorbed pop singer as she waits to find out whether or not she has cancer.


« J’aime Cléo de minuit à midi ... »

Agnès Varda, 1985, 105’

A young woman's body is found frozen in a ditch. Through flashbacks and interviews, we see the events that led to her inevitable death.


Agnès Varda, 1969, 31’

“The Black Panther Party (BPP) embodied this new mixture of cultural and political rebellion. Varda would often travel from Los Angeles to Oakland, filming Black Panther meetings and demonstrations with a 16mm camera borrowed from student activists at the University of California, Berkeley.