Mur Murs

Directed by Agnès Varda
1980
France, USA
111 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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A portrait of Los Angeles and its inhabitants through street murals, charting political protest, artistic tributes and laments for lost love.

Presented in Un Certain Regard at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival, Mur Murs evolved from Varda’s love of the people and art of the city she temporarily called home. The vast diversity of Los Angeles comes to the fore as artists from different walks of life speak to Varda about their work and the communities that inspire it, offering an alternate history of the city. From Latino street gangs to a wedding shop owner who dreamed of immortalising his love sky high, Mur Murs gives warmth and neutrality to a space so often charged with political and social assumptions. Mur Murs mirrors some of Varda’s most beloved documentaries such as The Gleaners and I and the recent Faces Places: celebrating humanity and finding the extraordinary in the everyday.

See all 10 titles in this year's Varda retrospective with a Viva Varda package.
Join Viva Varda Curator, Kristy Matheson for An Audience Guide to Varda
Also screening at the festival is Varda’s last work Varda by Agnès

'Mur Murs' bears the marks of an artist fascinated by her surroundings.
Slant Magazine
'Mur Murs' ranks with Thom Andersen’s compilation film 'Los Angeles Plays Itself' as a photographic monument of what, thanks to the movies, may be the world’s most photographed city.
J. Hoberman, New York Times

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Sat 15 June
2:35pm
Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 2
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Program Strand
Viva Varda, French Films
Year
1980
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
France, USA
Language
In French and English with English subtitles
Director
Agnès Varda
Producer
Agnès Varda
Screenwriter
Agnès Varda
Cinematographer
Bernard Auroux
Editor
Sabine Mamou
Genre
Women Directors, Arts, Cinephile, Retrospective
Company Credits
World Sales: MK2 Films
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