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The Gleaners & I

+ pre-recorded intro by director Zhu Shengze

Les glaneurs et la glaneuse

Agnès Varda’s ‘wandering-road documentary’ details a fascinating way of life.

Image from The Gleaners & I + pre-recorded intro by director Zhu Shengze

France 2000
Dir Agnès Varda
82min
Digital
English subtitles
Certificate U

With her usual deep sense of humanity and curiosity, Agnès Varda travels through the French countryside and Parisian streets to introduce us to a range of contemporary gleaners – those who find second use in discarded objects. Throughout she finds affinity as a gleaner of images, emotions and stories. Termed a ‘wandering-road documentary’ by Varda herself, this seminal work explores aspects of sustainable living and artistic practice.