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Agnès Varda: Vision of an Artist

June 2018

Take a closer look at the work of this pioneering artist and visionary.

Introduction by season programmer Aga Baranowska

Agnès Varda: Vision of an Artist

Introduction

“I had an idea that I could make a film that was words, music, images and movement – I thought, that will be art”
Agnès Varda

Over six decades, Agnès Varda has established herself at the vanguard of world cinema and become a major influence on moving-image culture. On the eve of her presenting new commissioned work at Liverpool Biennial 2018, our two-month retrospective foregrounds Varda as an artist experimenting with the moving image and reflecting on artistic creativity and collaboration. With her training in art history and her experience as a photographer, Varda has pushed the boundaries of what cinema as an art form can achieve, creating her own singular style by blending reality with poetic imagery, and fiction with documentary. As our season shows, she’s created memorable and groundbreaking female protagonists, portrayed marginalised communities with a deeply felt humanism, and filmed rich portraits of other artists.

WANT MORE?

See our screenings of Vagabond.

Coming in July: The Universe of Jacques Demy, The Gleaners and I, The Beaches of Agnès and much more.

See our Experimenta strand.

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