The Gleaners & I

The Gleaners & I

Synopsis

“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

Technical Specs

Director: Agnès Varda
Year: 2000
Country: France
Language: French
Duration: 82 min
Colour: Colour
Certificate: U
Alternate Title: Les Glaneurs Et La Glaneuse