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.
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Also screening at the festival is Varda’s last work Varda by Agnès