By Kelley Conway

ISBN-10: 0252039726

ISBN-13: 9780252039720

ISBN-10: 025208120X

ISBN-13: 9780252081200

Both a precursor to and a severe member of the French New Wave, Agnès Varda weaves documentary and fiction into tapestries that painting exact areas and intricate people. Critics and aficionados have celebrated Varda's independence and originality because the New Wave touchstone Cleo from five to 7 (1962) introduced her a degree of overseas acclaim she has but to relinquish. movie historian Kelley Conway lines Varda's works from her 1954 debut l. a. Pointe Courte via a various profession that comes with nonfiction and fiction shorts and contours, install artwork, and the successful 2008 documentary The seashores of Agnès . Drawing on Varda's files and conversations with the filmmaker, Conway makes a speciality of the concrete information of ways Varda makes movies: a project's emergence, its improvement and the transferring varieties of its screenplay, the hunt for financing, and the execution from casting via modifying and exhibition. within the strategy, she departs from movie history's conventional view of the French New Wave and divulges one artist's nontraditional trajectory via self reliant filmmaking. the result's an intimate attention that finds the creative consistencies and ambitious adjustments within the profession of 1 of the world's such a lot exuberant and fascinating directors.

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