LA POINTE COURTE

Showings

THEATER 1 Thu, Aug 1 6:00 PM
Film Info
Runtime:80
Release Year:1956
Production Country:France
Original Language:French
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Agnès Varda
Cast:Philippe Noiret
Silvia Monfort
Marcel Jouet
Albert Lubrano
Anna Banegas
Screenwriter:Agnès Varda

Description

The patroness saint of cinema, Agnes Varda gave us so many gifts, from CLEO FROM 5 TO 7 to VAGABOND and beyond. Her first and last solo directorial efforts provide a perfect launchpad to this series. With the auto-biopic THE BEACHES OF AGNES, the beloved director looks back at her life, her love, and her work. Equal parts playful and melancholic, her exploration of the personal becomes a reflection of the universal as she invites the viewer to consider their own history and story. Time traveling back 50 years to LA POINTE COURTE, audiences can see the threads of Varda’s exceptional and humanistic eye. Her debut film, made just as the French New Wave was about to erupt, is set in a fishing village and follows two parallel storylines: one of the everyday life of the villagers, the other about a Parisian couple who come to town to resolve their marital issues. Employing the realistic, documentary-like style that came to define so much of her work, and using non-professional actors, Varda’s LA POINTE COURTE introduced audiences to Varda’s honesty through cinema, the intimacy of her work, and the poetic perspective that have made her films timeless.