What does being a woman really mean? How do women live the status society reserves for them? A group of women, beautiful or not, young or not, gifted with motherly instinct or not, answer before Agnès Varda's camera.
An intimate, picaresque inquiry into French life as lived by the country's poor and its provident, as well as by the film's own director, Agnes Varda. The aesthetic, political and moral ... See full summary »
There are two parts to this film: sequences of life in the fishing village of La Pointe Courte (a government inspector's visit, the death of a child) alternate with others following a ... See full summary »
Jacquot Demy is a little boy at the end of the thirties. His father owns a garage and his mother is a hairdresser. The whole family lives happily and likes to sing and to go to the movies. ... See full summary »
Mary-Jane asks, "Do all women fall in love with a boy, or just those without sons?" She's divorced with two daughters, Lucy and Loulou. Lucy has a party where Mary-Jane notices Julien, 14, ... See full summary »
Those wonderful stairs, so many stories, so many films...
Agnès Varda's short "T'as De Beaux Escaliers, Tu Sais" ("You've Got Beautiful Stairs, You know?") is an homage to the French Cinematheque and an invitation to us viewers to discover its beauty, its charm, to watch the great movies that were part of its history and walk on the elegant stairs of the place.
The film is narrated by Isabelle Adjani and features not only images of the Cinematheque but also clips from films like "Citizen Kane", "Ran", "Battleship Potemkin" and more, some of the films that were shown there. In an unusual way, Varda selected scenes from these films where stairs are displayed making a funny contrast between the stairs from the Cinematheque and the ones filmed in classic films.
It's very hard to tell the more of 50 years of history of a magnificent place like that in three minutes but at least Agnes tried. It's a good invitation and a nice homage to the art of films. 7/10
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