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Agnéz Varda enjoyed making her scavenger film so much she went out with her handi-cam and did it again. The whopping great distribution can't have slowed her down either.
One of the subjects says she shouldn't have been in the first one so much, so she minimises her presence - ineffectively because the winning, quirky first person author is still the star. Detail of the character who lives off garbage and runs in the Paris marathon is particularly intriguing. The insets of the first film, the hand made movie from the early years or the withered heart shape potato that got a mutter of recognition when I saw it, all liven up the film. I liked the second thought ending too.
These films are like spending time in the company of a great raconteur. The fact that she turned out to be possibly the most accomplished Nouvelle Vague director is a bonus. Hope she does another twenty.
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