Lions Love (...and Lies)
In the Hollywood Hills, Varda's 'Lions' (Ragni, Rado and Viva) spend their days lounging by the pool, lazing in their giant bed and contemplating how to achieve spiritual enlightenment. When a frenetic New Yorker arrives, played by director Shirley Clarke (Portrait of Jason), their carefree existence starts to warp. Employing non-traditional actors and various film styles and approaches to performance, Agnès Varda dubbed Lions Love (...and Lies) a "film collage". Set against a backdrop of the Warhol assassination attempt and the Bobby Kennedy shooting, Varda's far-out tale gives way to a deeper statement on Hollywood and the American Dream.
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Also screening at the festival is Varda’s last work Varda by Agnès