A film by Agnès Varda

Cast : Agnès Varda, Sandrine Bonnaire, Hervé Chandès

2019 / documentary / 115’ / status : completed / long feature-film / International collections

An unpredictable documentary from a fascinating storyteller, Agnès Varda’s new feature documentary sheds light on her experience as a director, bringing a personal insight to what she calls “cine-writing”.

The “Queen of French Cinema” Agnès Varda returns with a new documentary following her Academy Award nominated sensation FACES PLACES.

Honorary Academy Award Winner: 2017
Cesar Award Winner 2008, Best Documentary: THE BEACHES OF AGNÈS

Production: Ciné Tamaris



“Two hours of magic.”

The Guardian

“A cinematic victory lap [which] will delight her recently expanded fanbase”


“A personal, playful account of a rich creative legacy (...) A heart-warming mood-lifter.”

The Hollywood Reporter

“Both an excellent primer for newcomers, and a wonderful parting gift for longtime fans (...) The perfect way for the legendary auteur to have the last word.”


“Agnès Varda tells her life story, and it’s a pretty picture. (…) Everyone’s favourite maverick nonagenarian guides us through a lively and engaging account of her inspirations, work practises and engagement with the audience.”

Screen Daily

“Varda by Agnès contains the best parts of Agnès Varda: work, wit and wisdom. (…)It is a cathartic, bittersweet swansong from one of cinema’s most endearing and adored auteurs.”


“To capture a lifetime of greatness in just two hours seems like an impossible task, but the French New Wave legend accomplishes this and more. (…) Varda’s eternally bright acceptance of modernity feels like a breath of fresh air, and makes for a viewing experience which is truly magical for any film fan.”

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