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Thu, Aug 3, 2017

Repertory Series ArchiveRarities (past events)Staff Picks (past events)A Year of Women in Cinema: Les Films d'Agnès

La Pointe Courte

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Double Feature with CLEO FROM 5 TO 7 (5:15, 9:00)

(1956) dir Agnès Varda w/Philippe Noiret, Silvia Monfort [80 min; DCP]
Varda’s film career began with this graceful, penetrating study of a marriage on the rocks, set against the backdrop of a small Mediterranean fishing village. Both a stylized depiction of the complicated relationship between a married couple and a documentary-like look at the daily struggles of the locals, Varda’s discursive, gorgeous debut was radical enough to later be considered one of the progenitors of the French New Wave.

“The film’s indebtedness to Italian neorealism of the ’40s is as unmistakable as its anticipation of the key works of European cinema that would follow.” – Andrew Chan, Slant

“A remarkably assured, gutsy and conceptually ostentatious piece of filmmaking.” – David Jenkins, Time Out

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Read Brattle Film Notes for LA POINTE COURTE →

Harvard at the Gulbenkian: “Discussion with Joaquim Sapinho, David Pendleton, Agnès Varda about Varda’s La pointe courte” (Video)

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