The Beaches of Agnes

The Beaches of Agnes
  • 2008
  • France
  • 1h 52min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Agnès Varda
  • Written by: Agnès Varda
  • Cast: Agnès Varda
  • Language: French

This idiosyncratic cinematic self-portrait of the Belgian-born octogenarian film-maker Agnes Varda is suffused by its feminist creator's playfully eccentric spirit, and heads off in all sorts of unexpected directions. Varda 'walks backwards' through her life, narrating and drawing on clips from her own films and staging reconstructions of her memories, whilst revisiting the places which have shaped her creative output.

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Performance times

Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge (0.0 miles)

38–39 St Andrew's Street, Cambridge, CB2 3AR
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Wed 19 Sep

BFI Southbank, London SE1 (0.0 miles)

Belvedere Road, South Bank, London, England, SE1 8XT
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Wed 25 Jul

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Picturehouse at FACT, Liverpool (0.0 miles)

88 Wood Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 4DQ
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Wed 17 Oct

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The Beaches of Agnes

17 Sep 20094 stars

Playfully eccentric feminist biopic

If this idiosyncratic cinematic self-portrait is indeed Agnes Varda’s final film, it’s an illuminating and poignant adieu. The Belgian-born octogenarian film-maker ‘walks backwards’ through her life, narrating and drawing on clips from her own films and…

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