After François Truffaut, Xavier Dolan, Jacques Demy and Claude Chabrol, Agnès Varda‘s turn to enter the Netflix “author” catalog.
Nouvelle Vague’s icon
Iconic director of the “Nouvelle Vague”, Agnès Vardar died in 2019, leaving behind an immense career, between dramas and documentaries. Since the start of her career in 1955 with La Pointe courte, Agnès Varda has crossed the decades with cult films such as Cléo de 5 à 7, Les Glaneurs et la Glaneuse and more recently Faces Villages, which she co-directed with JR. With a singular filmography, she is the first director to have received an Honorary César for her entire career in 2001, an Honorary Palme in 2015 at the Cannes Film Festival and an Honorary Oscar in 2017.
Seven movies by Agnès Varda
Thanks to its fruitful partnership with MK2, Netflix is broadcasting seven movies by Agnès Varda. The American streaming platform offers “Black Panthers” (1968), a documentary filmed in Oakland during the demonstrations surrounding the trial of Huey Newton, leader of black activists, “Le Bonheur“, an idyllic portrait of a happy family, released in 1985 with Jean-Claude Drouot, Silver Bear at the Berlin Festival, “Sans Toit Ni Loi”, the biggest box office success in Agnès Varda’s filmography with Sandrine Bonnaire, Golden Lion at the Mostra de Venice in 1985, “Cléo from 5 to 7“, painting of Parisian life and a classic of the 1960s (1962), “One sings the other does not“, Agnès Varda’s manifesto in favor of emancipation feminine and finally “La Pointe Courte“, the tribute to his hometown shot in Sète in 1955..