Le Bonheur (1965)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  France, 1965.  Parc Film.  Screenplay by Agnès Varda.  Cinematography by Claude Beausoleil, Jean Rabier.  Produced by Mag Bodard.  Music by Jean-Michel Defaye.  Production Design by Hubert Monloup.  Costume Design by Claude François. Film Editing by Janine Verneau. Jean-Claude Drouot leads an idyllic suburban life as a carpenter…

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Lions, Love (…and Lies) (1969)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Alternate title:  Lions Love France/USA, 1969.  Max L. Raab Productions.  Screenplay by Agnès Varda.  Cinematography by Stevan Larner.  Produced by Agnès Varda.  Music by Joseph Byrd.  Production Design by Jack Wright III.  Film Editing by Robert Dalva, Carolyn Hicks. Agnès Varda came to Los Angeles with husband Jacques…

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The World of Jacques Demy (1995)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Original title:  L’univers de Jacques Demy France/Belgium/Spain, 1995.  Canal+ Espana, Canal+, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Ciné Tamaris, DocStar, Institut National de L’Audiovisuel, La Sept-Arte, Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres et du Developpement International, Sofica Valor 2.  Screenplay by Agnes Varda.  Cinematography by Stephane Krausz, Peter Pilafian Georges Strouve.  Music by Michel Colombier, Michel…

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The Gleaners and I (2000)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   Original title:  Les glaneurs et la glaneuse France, 2000.  Ciné Tamaris.  Screenplay by Agnès Varda.  Cinematography by Didier Doussin, Stephane Krausz, Didier Rouget, Pascal Sautelet, Agnès Varda.  Music by Joanna Bruzdowicz, Isabelle Olivier.  Film Editing by Jean-Baptiste Morin, Laurent Pineau, Agnès Varda.   Agnes Varda looks up gleaners in the dictionary and finds a…

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One Sings, The Other Doesn’t (1977)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   Original title:  L’une chante, l’autre pas Venezuela/France/Belgium, 1977.  Ciné Tamaris, INLC,  Institut National de L’Audiovisuel, Paradise, Population,  Societe Francaise de Production.  Screenplay by Agnès Varda.  Cinematography by Charles Van Damme.  Music by François Wertheimer.  Production Design by Franckie Diago.  Costume Design by Franckie Diago.  Film Editing by Joele Van Effenterre.   Teenager Pauline rejects her bourgeois family to…

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Daguerréotypes (1976)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   West Germany/France, 1976.  Ciné Tamaris, Institut National de L’Audiovisuel, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Screenplay by Agnes Varda.  Cinematography by Nurith Aviv, William Lubtchansky.  Film Editing by Andree Choty, Gordon Swire. Filmmaker Agnes Varda was inspired by a storefront on the Rue Daguerre, where her studio is still located, whose window hadn’t changed its…

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Faces Places (2017)

AGNES VARDA, JR Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.   Original title:  Visages, Villages France, 2017.  Ciné Tamaris, Social Animals, Rouge International, Arte France Cinema, Arches Films, Canal+, Le Pacte, Cohen Media Group.  Screenplay by JR, Agnes Varda.  Cinematography by Roberto De Angelis, Claire Duguet, Julia Fabry, Nicolas Guicheteau, Romain Le Bonniec, Raphael Minnesota, Valentin Vignet.  Produced by Rosalie Varda.  Music by Matthieu Chedid.  Film Editing by…

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Jacquot de Nantes (1991)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   France, 1991.  Canal+, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Ciné Tamaris, La Sept Cinema, Sofiarp.  Screenplay by Agnes Varda, based on the memoirs of Jacques Demy.  Cinematography by Patrick Blossier, Agnes Godard, Georges Strouve.  Music by Joanna Bruzdowicz.  Production Design by Robert Nardone.  Costume Design by Françoise Disle.  Film Editing by Marie-Josee Audiard.   Jacques Demy…

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Great Directors (2009)

ANGELA ISMAILOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2009.  Anisma Films.  Screenplay by Angela Ismailos.  Cinematography by John Pirozzi.  Produced by Patricia Romeu.  Music by Joel Douek.  Film Editing by Christina Burchard, Sabine Hoffman.  Angela Ismailos travels the world interviewing filmmakers of note and having them speak on camera about their experiences and achievements.  A wonderful assortment of artists are happy to share their…

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Documenteur (1981)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/France, 1981.  Ciné Tamaris.  Screenplay by Agnes Varda.  Cinematography by Nurith Aviv, Affonso Beato, Bob Carr.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Film Editing by Bob Gould, Sabine Mamou.   Agnes Varda followed the shooting of her excellent documentary Mur Murs with this intelligent and absorbing fictional film.  It’s about a recently divorced French woman who is getting…

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Mur Murs (1981)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   France/USA, 1981.  Screenplay by Agnes Varda.  Cinematography by Nurith Aviv.  Film Editing by Bob Gould, Sabine Mamou.   This scintillating collection of eye popping images was made during Agnes Varda’s years working in California.  She invites us to share her fascination with mural art in Los Angeles, traveling to various landmarks in the city…

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The Young Girls Turns 25 (1993)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.   Original title:  Les Demoiselles Ont Eu 25 ans France, 1993.  Ciné Tamaris.  Screenplay by Agnes Varda.  Cinematography by Alexandre Auffort, Stephane Krausz, Patrick Mounoud, Georges Strouve, Agnes Varda.  Music by Michel Legrand, Jacques Loussier. It’s astounding how much love and affection Agnes Varda packs into 64 very short minutes. On the occasion…

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