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Cohen Media Group has picked up North American distribution and world sales rights outside of France, Germany and China.
Now in production, the docu project is a celebration of images, still and moving, and the way they are shown, shared and exhibited.
Varda is an iconic filmmaker whose credits include “Cleo from 5 to 7,” “Vagabond” and “The Beaches of Agnès.” Jr is a famed artist who exhibits freely in the streets of the world, catching the attention of people who are not typical museum visitors.
“Agnès Varda is a visionary director. Her curiosity about the world she lives in has fed her amazing work for more than 60 years, and she finds yet more to say and reveal in this unique work that will captivate all who experience it,” said Cmg’s Charles Cohen. »
- Elsa Keslassy
An auteur, a documentarian, and an experimental commentator on the existential questions of life, Agnes Varda emerged into the 1950s nouvelle vague as a voice to be reckoned with. Decades later, Varda remains a paramount voice in cinema, known for her specific location shoots, use of amateur actors (in tremendous performances) and subtle, consequential performances she has directed, especially in female protagonists. Read More: Watch: Agnes Varda’s New Short Film “Les 3 Boutons” I remember the first time I saw “Cleo From 5 to 7,” and how completely awestruck I was at not only the stunning scenery and peculiar depiction of an infectious young woman, but I was mesmerized by the way the woman was portrayed. She was both strong and terrified; beautiful and obscene; tense and at ease. In a new video essay from Fandor, Serena Bramble and Arielle Bernstein discuss “Cleo” and Varda’s incredible “Vagabond,” and »
- Samantha Vacca
One of the best double features you could treat yourself to this year would be a back-to-back viewing of two Agnes Varda films starring Jane Birkin, rescued from obscurity in 2015 thanks to Cinelicious Pics. Both released originally in 1988, the imaginary bio-pic Jane B. Par Agnes V. and the provocative fictional narrative Kung-Fu Master! are available on a lovingly restored disc set (as the playful Venn diagram cover art implies, the titles are more inextricably connected than initially seems apparent). Both titles received a theatrical release at New York’s Lincoln Center, followed by a VOD release.
Jane B. Par Agnes V.
A playful exploration of the multi-faceted actress, singer, and icon Jane Birkin as she balances career choices and motherhood long after the initial scandals that brought her international attention. Filmed in tandem with their other collaboration, the fictional narrative Kung Fu Master!, both titles were released theatrically in 1988 when »
- Nicholas Bell
After more than 25 years without a U.S. theatrical release, the surreal and playful 'Jane B. par Agnes V.' finally screened for audiences in New York City last October. With the pseudo-documentary from the revered Agnes Varda ("Cleo From 5 to 7," "Vagabond") hitting VOD platforms today, Indiewire presents an exclusive clip from the movie, which whimsically explores the life of the iconic English actress Jane Birkin. Read: Watch: Agnes Varda's New Short Film 'Les 3 Boutons' The non-traditional biopic explores the life and times of a capricious woman, played by (and based on) Jane Birkin, the iconic fashion symbol and renowned singer, actress and model. Varda's film provides the actress with the opportunity to explore her views on herself, the perceptions of her being to others, and the whimsical nature of acting and performing. The film was screened at New York’s Lincoln Plaza Cinemas »
- Riyad Mammadyarov
4 items from 2016
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