Agnès Varda retrospective, course on history of French women filmmakers

// 9 May 2010

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varda.jpgThe British Film Institute is putting on a retrospective of films by French director Agnès Varda.

Also there’s a short course Varda and her Sisters, about women filmmakers in France:

Four two-hour sessions will take participants on a journey from the first female filmmaker Alice Guy to the latest exponents of ‘extreme’ cinema such as Catherine Breillat, as well as popular genre films and, of course, Agnès Varda.

More info here.

Comments From You

soirore // Posted 10 May 2010 at 11:13 am

Yet again pained that I live outside London and can’t easily attend these things.

Looks awesome though.

It’s great that BFI are starting to recognise women film-makers after the Sally Potter retrospective, the Dorothy Arzner films as part of LLGFF and now a month of Agnes Varda. It’s been a while coming.

Jess McCabe // Posted 10 May 2010 at 11:15 am

@soirore I think the BFI site says that one of her films will be shown more widely than just London, might be worth checking it out…

It is good to see the BFI making efforts in this area :-)

soirore // Posted 10 May 2010 at 1:23 pm

Yes, Cléo de 5 à 7 is being shown around the country. But still not in my town unfortunately. I think it may be worth buying the Varda box sets.

It is so hard to try and support women made/ women centric films when they are on limited release (eg The Unloved, though it was on TV first).

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