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The Gleaners & I (2000)

Les glaneurs et la glaneuse (original title)
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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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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Excellent documentary giving voices to those who are usually unheard.
13 April 2001 | by tom-477See all my reviews

Saw this at The London Film Festival in November 2000. It s in French with subtitles. Have a look at this if you have an interest in those who are marginalised, on the fringes or excluded from society altogether, you are interested in alternative lifestyles, you have concerns about globalisation and unchecked capitalism, you are interested in France and her people, you have interests in 'outsider' art...

The film may be considered slow moving by some, but if you ve an attention span greater than that of a goldfish you should be able to manage it.

As much about the people Varda encountered it s something of a road movie / travelogue exploring the film makers' own concerns, particularly the way shes concious of herself ageing.

I was so impressed with this film I m planning to screen it myself through a film society I help run in Swindon, England. I m aware our American friends get little chance to see foreign language films - one such as this which is absorbing, moving, challenging, uncomfortable to watch then by turns funny, certainly deserves a wide audience.


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France

Language:

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Release Date:

7 July 2000 (France) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$12,655, 11 March 2001

Gross USA:

$155,320

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$159,165
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