Mur Murs

Directed by Agnès Varda
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

Films showing at this event:

Black Panthers
Agnès Varda's observational documentary captures the essence and impetus behind the Black Panther movement.


Sat 15 June
Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 2
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Viva Varda, French Films
Unclassified 15+
France, USA
In French and English with English subtitles
Agnès Varda
Agnès Varda
Agnès Varda
Bernard Auroux
Sabine Mamou
Women Directors, Arts, Cinephile, Retrospective
Company Credits
World Sales: MK2 Films
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