The Cinema of Agnès Varda
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The Cinema of Agnès Varda

Resistance and Eclecticism

Delphine Benezet

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The Cinema of Agnès Varda

Resistance and Eclecticism

Delphine Benezet

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About This Book

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 volume considers her production as a whole, revisiting overlooked films like Mur, Murs/Documenteur (1980–81), 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 provide insight on their cultural and political contexts. The book thus offers new readings of this director's multifaceted rêveries, arguing that her work should be seen as an aesthetically influential and ethically-driven production where cinema is both a political and collaborative practice, and a synesthetic art form.

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Table of contents

  1. Cover 
  2. Series Page
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents 
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Introduction: Beginnings
  8. 1. Agnès Varda: A Woman Within History
  9. 2. Aesthetics and Technique
  10. 3. Varda’s Ethics of Filming
  11. 4. Poetics of Space
  12. 5. Cinécriture and Originality
  13. Conclusion
  14. Filmography
  15. Bibliography
  16. Index
Citation styles for The Cinema of Agnès Varda

APA 6 Citation

Benezet, D. (2014). The Cinema of Agnès Varda ([edition unavailable]). Columbia University Press. Retrieved from (Original work published 2014)

Chicago Citation

Benezet, Delphine. (2014) 2014. The Cinema of Agnès Varda. [Edition unavailable]. Columbia University Press.

Harvard Citation

Benezet, D. (2014) The Cinema of Agnès Varda. [edition unavailable]. Columbia University Press. Available at: (Accessed: 14 October 2022).

MLA 7 Citation

Benezet, Delphine. The Cinema of Agnès Varda. [edition unavailable]. Columbia University Press, 2014. Web. 14 Oct. 2022.