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The Cinema of Agnès Varda: Resistance and Eclecticism

Delphine Benezet


Agnès Varda, a pioneer of the French New Wave, has been making radical films for over half a century. Many of these are considered by scholars, filmmakers, and audiences alike, as audacious, seminal, and unforgettable. This book considers her production as a whole, revisiting overlooked films like Mur, Murs and Documenteur (1980–1981), and connecting her cinema to recent installation work. This study demonstrates how Varda has resisted norms of representation and diktats of production. It also shows how she has elaborated a personal repertoire of images, characters, and settings, which all pro ... More

Keywords: Agnès Varda, French New Wave, films, cinema, installations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780231169752
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231169752.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Delphine Benezet, author