Varda by Agnès
A fitting tribute to Varda's innovative and genre-defying approach, Varda by Agnès combines clips from her films and dramatised reconstructions, along with Varda's own priceless musings. Since her debut feature in 1961 (La Point Courte, screening in the Festival's Viva Varda retrospective on 12 June) the auteur has crafted singular narrative films and documentaries (including the Oscar-nominated Faces Places in 2017). Her legacy is profound and far-reaching. While there's sadness at her loss to the living world, it's an absolute pleasure to spend time with this eternally playful filmmaker as she yet again blurs the line between fact and fiction – keeping audiences on their cinematic toes.