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Varda by Agnès review - two hours of magic with the veteran director

4 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

The French auteur exudes enigmatic godmotherly wisdom as she reflects on her life behind the camera and turns the lens on herself Agnès Varda's charming and approachable film is a semi-dramatised lantern lecture, an autobiographical, auto-critical work using footage of her speaking at various events, with clips and playfully dramatised reconstructions and superimpositions looking back over the director's remarkable life and career. Maybe it is her final film, but I don't think so. Her energy seems undimmed, yet quite controlled and at ease, channelled into a tone of calm and beguiling...
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