The Beaches of Agnès
In this vibrant documentary, Varda's thoughts ebb and flow through beaches both real and imagined; seamlessly interweaving her history, inspirations and quotidian observations. Much of the film's deep emotional core rests in memories of her late husband Jacques Demy and their love story, which Varda recalls with heartrending honesty. Premiering at the 2008 Venice Film Festival, The Beaches of Agnès garnered universal critical acclaim and numerous accolades, including the César for Best Documentary at the 2008 French national film awards. The New York Times described it as, 'A remarkable history, rich in comedy and occasionally heartbreaking, filled with wise reflections and strange digressions about the wonders of life.'