I can't quite imagine what newcomers to Ms Varda (shown above and below), who was one of the original members of the Nouvelle Vague, might make of it, however. But I'd love for them to take a chance. For the rest of us, this film -- and she -- are rare treasures. You'll end the movie likely feeling that she's become an old friend -- so well will you get to know her and her loves during the course of this bizarre, funny, moving, and wonderfully encompassing docu-
mentary that honors life, family, passion, work, and movies. Really: Can it get much better than that? And, oh-- the connections, both subtle and obvious, that this woman is able to effortlessly make!
You can find upcoming play-dates for The Beaches of Agnès (distributed by Cinema Guild) in cities across the country here.