The Gleaners and I

Directed by Agnès Varda
2000
France
112 minutes
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One of Varda's most political and universally adored films is a celebration of resourcefulness, tradition, art and humanity, spotlighting people living on the fringes of society.

At the turn of the century, Varda moved into digital filmmaking. The lightweight equipment offered new freedoms and, inspired by Jean-François Millet's painting The Gleaners, she traversed France in search of modern-day gleaners. Gleaning is a long-standing form of 'rural welfare', whereby commoners were allowed to collect left-over crops after the harvest. Today, gleaners can be found dumpster diving and salvaging televisions, fridges and furniture. From jolly groups of oyster hunters to those living on the edge of society, Varda offers an engaging audience with those who are often invisible. Selected for the Official Competition at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival, Varda’s multi-award-winning film endures for its warmth, humour and playful curiosity.

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

[A] lyrically ramshackle essay about people, including Varda herself, who don't fit into society's cubbyholes.
New York Magazine
Urgent, graceful, accessible and at times openly cheerful – it takes a big bite out of life.
Salon

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Sun 16 June
2:45pm
Art Gallery of New South Wales
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Program Strand
Viva Varda, French Films
Original Title
Les Glaneurs et la Glaneuse
Year
2000
Classification
G
Country
France
Language
In French with English subtitles
Director
Agnès Varda
Producer
Agnès Varda
Screenwriter
Agnès Varda
Cinematographer
Stéphane Krausz, Didier Rouget, Didier Doussin, Pascal Sautelet, Agnès Varda
Editor
Agnès Varda
Genre
Documentary, Women Directors, Cinephile
Company Credits
World Sales: MK2 Films | Print Source: NFSA
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