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Agnès Varda

La Pointe Courte

This story, a precursor to the French New Wave, moves between the daily struggles of villagers and a young, married couple from the city.

Image from La Pointe Courte

France 1955
Dir Agnès Varda
With Philippe Noiret, Silvia Monfort
80min
Digital
English subtitles
Certificate PG

Agnès Varda’s first feature, a precursor to the French New Wave, signals her future stylistic and thematic interests. Set in a working-class fishing village, the story moves between the daily struggles of the villagers and a young married couple from the city contemplating their failing marriage. With stunning cinematography, this striking debut demonstrates Varda’s exquisite sensibility as a photographer.


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