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Les glaneurs et la glaneuse (2000)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 7 July 2000 (France)
Varda films and interviews gleaners in France in all forms, from those picking fields after the harvest to those scouring the dumpsters of Paris.

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Agnès Varda

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Agnès Varda

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Bodan Litnanski Bodan Litnanski ... Himself
Agnès Varda ... Herself
François Wertheimer François Wertheimer ... Himself
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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 point of departure for Varda are gleaners, those individuals who pick at already-reaped fields for the odd potato, the leftover turnip. Written by Anonymous

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France

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 July 2000 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Sammler und die Sammlerin See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,655, 11 March 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$149,834, 15 July 2001
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Ciné Tamaris See more »
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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

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Referenced in The Gleaners and I: Two Years Later (2002) See more »

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A great film maker examines the role of the artist in society
25 March 2001 | by dmaxlSee all my reviews

This film is a feast for anyone who loves film, photography or art in general. Agnes Varda takes the viewer along on a very personal exploration about what it means to be an artist. To glean means to gather whatever crops have been left in the field after a harvest and the film is on one level a straight documentary about gleaners in France, exploring the various reasons why they glean - survival, to feed the poor, for fun. But gleaning is revealed to be an apt metaphor for the process of making art, and so, perhaps on a deeper level, Varda is examining her role as a film maker, a "gleaner" of images and life moments. Regardless of why you might watch this film, I recommend it for the playfulness and beauty of the photography, and the complex and personal depth of Varda's narrative.


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