The Gleaners And I

A film by Agnès Varda

2000 / documentary / France / original title : Les Glaneurs et la Glaneuse / 82’ / Color / status : in pre-production / French / long feature-film / International catalog

Agnès Varda focuses her eye on gleaners, these people who pick up left-over discarded items. Her thoughts on her life as a filmmaker (a gleaner of sorts) gives her a connection to her subjects that creates a touching human portrait.

CANNES 2000 – OUT OF COMPETITION

Press

“Wonderful! One of the bravest, most idiosyncratic of French filmmakers.”

The New York Times

“In true punk spirit, “The Gleaners and I” doubles as a programmatic aesthetic statement and a protest against the way things are.”

The New York Times

“Difficult to characterize and impossible to forget... [a film of] incalculable value”

The New York Times

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