Varda by Agnès

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Varda by Agnès

#1 Post by MichaelB » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:31 am

Confirmed as a November 4 release:
Following screenings in cinemas across the UK throughout the summer, Varda by Agnès (2019) will receive a Dual Format Edition release. The final film by iconic director Agnès Varda is a documentary that offers a personal insight into her life’s work, using excerpts from her many films to illustrate her unique artistic vision and ideas

Whether in front of the camera or behind it, Agnès Varda was a visual storyteller who eschewed convention and prescribed approaches to drama.

In Varda by Agnès — the director’s final film — she offers a personal insight into her oeuvre, using excerpts from her work to illustrate her unique artistic visions and ideas.

Playful, revealing and endearing, discover the inimitable genius of a true icon of world cinema.

• Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
• Agnès Varda in Conversation (2018, 82 mins): the legendary director gives a talk about her career, illustrated with clips, to an audience at BFI Southbank.
• Agnès Varda: Filmmaker, photographer, Instagrammer (2018, 12 mins): the veteran director explains how Instagram followed photography and film as her medium of choice
• Video essay (2019, 10 mins): a newly commissioned video essay by film critic and writer Amy Simmons
• Original theatrical trailer
• **FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film and full film credits

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#2 Post by MichaelB » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:01 pm

Full specs announced:
Varda by Agnès
A film by Agnès Varda


Dual Format Edition release on 4 November 2019 with simultaneous TVOD release on BFI Player, iTunes and Amazon Prime

See the theatrical trailer here

Agnès Varda was a visual storyteller who eschewed convention and prescribed approaches to drama. In Varda by Agnès , her final film, she offers a personal insight into her oeuvre, using excerpts from her work to illustrate her unique ideas and artistic vision. Playful and endearing, the film reveals the inimitable genius of a true icon of world cinema.

Following its BFI theatrical release on 19 July, Varda by Agnès comes to DVD/Blu-ray on 4 November 2019, released in a Dual Format Edition and on TVOD. Extras include Agnès Varda in Conversation, an illustrated talk filmed at BFI Southbank in July 2018 as part of a major Varda retrospective.

Among those in conversation in the film are Sandrine Bonnaire, who played Mona in Varda’s heart-breaking 1985 film Vagabond, the filmmaker and director of photography Nurith Aviv who shot for Varda on Daguerréotypes (1976), Jane B. for Agnès V. (1987) and Mur Murs (1981) and Hervé Chandès, General Director of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris.

In her personal statement for Varda by Agnès, Varda said: “Three words are important to me: inspiration, creation, sharing. Inspiration is why you make a film. The motivations, ideas, circumstances and happenstance that spark a desire and you set to work to make a film. Creation is how you make the film. What means do you use? What structure? Alone or not alone? In colour or not in colour? Creation is a job. The third word is sharing. You don’t make films to watch them alone, you make films to show them.”

Full of illuminating wisdom, moving stories and amusing anecdotes, Varda by Agnès is an unmissable self-portrait of a talent with an uncompromising vision, a deep curiosity and empathy for other people – ‘real people’ she once said – and a spirited, life-affirming outlook. Newcomers to her work will enjoy it just as much as long-time fans.

Special features
Agnès Varda in Conversation (2018, 83 mins): the legendary director gives an illustrated talk about her career to an audience at BFI Southbank. Recorded on 10 July 2018
Agnès Varda: Filmmaker, Photographer, Instagrammer (2018, 12 mins): the veteran filmmaker and photographer explains how Instagram has become a favourite medium for her. Shot at the BFI Reuben Library in the summer of 2018
Agnès Varda: Righteous Joy and Anger (2019, 8 mins): film critic and author, Amy Simmons, discusses some of Varda’s lesser-known films in this audiovisual essay
• Original theatrical trailer
• Illustrated booklet (***First pressing only***) with essays by So Mayer and Isabel Stevens, a contemporary review, credits, notes on the extras and more

Product details
RRP: £22.99/ Cat. no. BFIB1360 / Cert 15
France / 2019 / colour, black and white / 115 mins / French language with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles / original aspect ratio 1.78:1 // BD50: 1080/50i, 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio (48kHz/24-bit), PCM 2.0 stereo audio (48kHz/24-bit) / DVD9: PAL, 25fps, 5.1 Dolby Surround (448kbps), 2.0 stereo audio (192kbps)

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