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1 September 2018: The Gleaners and I


The Gleaners and I
Agnès Varda
2000 | 82 min | Colour | Digital
French with English subtitles

“Once again Varda uses the documentary format as a jumping off point for an expressionistic diary in which her own life intercedes. Digital video camera in hand, she searches for modern day gleaners – those who live off what others consider waste – both in rural France and in the alleys and dumpsters of Paris. The film expands the definition of a gleaner to include Varda herself, someone who gleans images and stories from the world around her. True to form, The Gleaners and I functions as a kind of diary, a poetic exploration of poverty, waste, consumption and circulation.” – Harvard Film Archive

Part of our season on Agnès Varda