From the start, Varda had the eye and the voice necessary for the film essay. Sometimes its only the eye that counts. Black Panthers (68), for example, is pure onthespot reportage from a proHuey Newton rally filmed with a 16mm camera borrowed from Berkeley activists. Le bonheur was Vardas third feature film, made three years after Clo from 5 to 7 established her as a filmmaker to be reckoned with, the only woman allied to the powerful French new wave.
While other newwave directors, notably JeanLuc Godard, Franois Truffaut, and Claude Chabrol, often focused on female characters, the women in Le Bonheur (" Happiness" ) is a 1965 French drama film directed by Agns Varda. The film is associated with the French New Wave and won two awards at the 15th Berlin International Film Festival, including the Jury Grand Prix.
This being the case, LOpraMouffe is a fine sample of Vardas abiding formal, stylistic and thematic concerns. This is despite its brevity and the Jean Vigoinspired lightness that shrugs off the weight of pretense common to such arty ventures. Jacquot de Nantes (1990) is the film that Varda made in homage to Jacques Demy, but Les plages dAgns provides multiple portraits of Jacques that help Varda transpose her loss into memory.
Noirmoutier and the colours blue and gray, which Jacques Demy says inspire him, reappear throughout. Feminist Film Theory and Clo from 5 to 7 offers a concise introduction to feminist film theory in jargonfree language and shows how this theory can be deployed to interpret Agnes Varda's critically acclaimed 1962 film Clo from 5 to 7.
Godard and the Essay Film offers a history and analysis of the essay film, one of the most significant forms of intellectual filmmaking since the end of World War II. Warner incisively reconsiders the defining traits and legacies of this stillevolving genre through a groundbreaking examination of the vast and formidable oeuvre of JeanLuc Godard.
Agns Varda also made a documentary about Demy, L'Univers de Jacques Demy (The World of Jacques Demy) (1995). It combines interviews with Demy's film collaborators, archival behind the scenes footage of the making May 04, 2009 Agns Varda's third feature, Le bonheur, is a cheerful, sunny, colorful film, a vibrant and ambiguous fable about love, fidelity and the search for happiness, all of it scored with the richly emotional music of Mozart.
It is a stunningly provocative film, offering up few answers to the thorny questions it raises about its protagonists and Clo from 5 to 7 (French: Clo de 5 7) is a 1962 French Left Bank film by Agns Varda. The story starts with a young singer, Florence" Clo" Victoire, at 5pm on June 21, as she waits until 6: 30pm to hear the results of a medical test that will possibly confirm a diagnosis of cancer.