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Uncle Yanco (1967)

Oncle Yanco (original title)
While in San Francisco for the promotion of her last film in October 1967, Agnès Varda, tipped by her friend Tom Luddy, gets to know a relative she had never heard of before, Jean Varda, ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Jean Varda Jean Varda ... Oncle Jean"Yanco" Varda
Tom Luddy ... Himself
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Agnès Varda ... Herself
Rosalie Varda ... Herself
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While in San Francisco for the promotion of her last film in October 1967, Agnès Varda, tipped by her friend Tom Luddy, gets to know a relative she had never heard of before, Jean Varda, nicknamed "Yanco". This hitherto unknown uncle lives on a boat in Sausalito, is a painter, has adopted a hippie lifestyle and loves life. The meeting is a very happy one. Written by Guy Bellinger

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30 July 2014 (France) See more »

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Sausalito, California, USA

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Trumpet Concerto 'San Marco': II. Allegro
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Agnès Varda, RIP
25 April 2019 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Since Agnès Varda died recently, I decided to watch one of her movies. "Oncle Yanco" ("Uncle Yanco" in English) is a short documentary that the cineaste made during a brief stay in California. The focus is a relative of hers from Greece, now living a hippie lifestyle in Sausalito and respected by his community.

One thing that Yanco - actually named Jean Varda - mentions is that Greece was under a military junta at the time. This man was well informed about the world. Varda herself appears briefly in the doc to introduce Yanco. It's not any sort of deep philosophical work, but it's hard not to like seeing someone get to meet a long lost relative on the other side of the world. Definitely see it.

While in California, Varda made a documentary about a Black Panther rally the following year. Also see that one.


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